Napoli defender, Raul Albiol has explained why Serie A is harder for Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo than the Spanish LaLiga.
Ronaldo left Madrid as their all-time highest goalscorer to join the Italian giants earlier this summer in a 100-million-euro deal.
The Portuguese captain scored 450 goals in 438 appearances for Madrid before leaving for Juve, but he is yet to register a goal in his three Serie A appearances for the Italian champions.
Albiol, however, believes that Ronaldo is finding it hard in the Italian topflight league because of the ‘tactical and defensive’ style of football in Italy.
“It’s true that in Italy, football is more tactical and defensive, as well as being very physical, so you have to know how to play,” Albiol told AS.
“Cristiano’s a great player with tremendous quality, but in Italy it’ll be harder for him to score 40 goals.
“Also, I hope he doesn’t because it would be good for Juventus but bad for Napoli. He also started slowly with Madrid last season.
“He didn’t score goals at the start of the campaign, yet he finished up again with some mindboggling numbers. If Cristiano has spent his entire career scoring bags of goals every season, it’s not by chance.”
Ronaldo will hope to score his first competitive goal for the Juve when they battle Sassuolo at home on Sunday afternoon.