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Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Juventus in the summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo explains that Juventus is more of a family than Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo emerged into one of the best players of all time during his stint with Real Madrid.

Los Blancos decided to break a world record transfer fee when they paid £80 million for his services in 2009.

Ronaldo would go on to prove that would be money very well spent.

The Portuguese superstar scored 450 times in 438 appearances for the Spanish club as he broke record after record.

It was his influence that led to Madrid winning two La Liga titles and four Champions League's during his spell at the club.

He finally left this summer to join Juventus, and he has hit the ground running in Turin.

Ronaldo has scored 11 times in 19 games as Juventus have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the Serie A campaign.

So, with Ronaldo having been at his new club for five months, what does Ronaldo think is the main difference between Real Madrid and Juventus?

The 33-year-old explained how his new club are 'more humble' and more of a family; using Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic as examples.

"It isn't right to name someone specific but I can say that this is the best group in which I've played," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport, per Marca.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been in fine form for Juventus

"Here, we are a squad, elsewhere, some players feel bigger than the others, instead here, everyone is on the same level, they are humble and want to win.

"If Dybala or Mandzukic don't score, they are still happy and you see them smile. For me it is beautiful, to feel that difference.

"Also at Madrid they are humble, but here I feel that sense more. It's very different to Madrid, here it is more of a family."

Ronaldo also commented how he thought he deserved the Ballon d'Or, but congratulated Luka Modric anyway.

Cristiano Ronaldo says Mandzukic and Dybala are always happy regardless if they score

"I think I deserve it every year. I work for that, but if I don't win it's not the end of the world. I respect the decision.

"On the field, I have done everything to win, the numbers don't lie, but don't think that I'm less happy if I don't win.

"I have great friends and a family, I play for one of the best clubs, you think I go home and start crying? Of course I'm disappointed, but life goes on and I will work even harder.

"Anyway, congratulations to Modric, he deserves it, but next year we'll see each other again and I'll do everything to be there again."

Topics:
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Paulo Dybala
Mario Mandzukic
Real Madrid
Juventus
Luka Modric
Cristiano Ronaldo

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