Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is doing the club more harm than good and has created a big problem for manager Andrea Pirlo.
This claim was made by former Italy and Real Madrid striker, Antonio Cassano.
According to Cassano, Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid to win the Champions League, and they failed.
Juventus are enduring a difficult season with Ronaldo at the heart of the team.
Pirlos men are currently in the third position on the Serie A table with 10 points behind leaders InterMilan.
The Serie A champions were recently eliminated from the Champions League by FC Porto.
Juventus got rid of a coach [Max Allegri] who, in the last 20 or 30 years, has produced the best football in Italy and his big problem was one: Cristiano Ronaldo. It was for [Maurizio] Sarri and it is for [Andrea] Pirlo, Cassano told Christian Vieris Twitch channel Bobo TV.
Juve already got burned last year because Sarri was unable to find the right chemistry with him and some other players, and what do you do? You take another coach who would like to play football, and you still have Cristiano Ronaldo as a blocker for that.
If youve chosen the path of [playing a certain type of] football, Ronaldo is not good. Hes someone youve to give the ball to, and he scores, thinking about his records. Ronaldo isnt what he was 4years ago.
They signed him to win the Champions League, and they failed. Pirlo, as a coach, is a rookie, and he has not got the experience to handle the player with the highest media profile in the world on his team because he can create problems for you.
[Dejan] Kulusevski, for example, is very conditioned by Ronaldo. He is not free. He is always looking for him. If you have young people without a strong mentality, then problems arise.