Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne sends warning to Cristiano Ronaldo following Juventus move

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Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled as a Juventus player on Monday afternoon.

The 33-year-old forward - who has won five Ballon d'Or awards - joined the Italian champions after nine incredible years at Real Madrid.

Splashing out €100m was a huge statement of intent from a club who haven't won the Champions League since 1996.

"I don't see the Champions League as an obsession," Ronaldo said at a news conference on Monday.

"As the president has told me, it's not an obsession but a dream. I'm here to help Juventus make it come true. It's possible.

“Usually players think their careers are over when they are 33. But I don’t feel that at all,” he said, adding that this showed he was “different from the others”.

“Juve is a big club and usually players of my age go to Qatar or to China, with all due respect, so coming to such an important and great club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”

Insigne on Ronaldo

Napoli challenged Juventus for the Scudetto last season and Lorenzo Insigne had a message for Juve's star signing.

The 27-year-old Napoli forward suggested that Ronaldo "won’t be able to win games by himself" in Serie A.

ACF Fiorentina v SSC Napoli - Serie A

These quotes could definitely come back to haunt Insigne.

"Welcome to him [Ronaldo], but I’m curious to see how he’ll adapt to our league," said Insigne, as per Goal.

"He won’t be able to win games by himself.

“Personally I prefer Messi for what he represents for football, but the talent of the Portuguese is not in question. If he’s won five Ballon d’Or awards it means something.


“Italian defences are very strong though, even if he proved against Juventus that he’s a phenomenon. In a longer tournament we’ll see.

“Maybe Ronaldo will save himself to aim for the Champions League, which is his big objective. Then in the Champions League last 16 two years ago he didn’t score against us. We hope to repeat that.”

Perhaps Ronaldo didn't score - but Real Madrid did thrash Napoli 6-2 on aggregate.

Insigne has given the 33-year-old extra motivation to prove that he can still win games single-handedly.

Will Ronaldo guide Juventus to Champions League glory? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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