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Matthijs De Ligt admits Juventus struggled without Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30-plus goals a season before Vlahovic arrived

MATTHIJS DE LIGT has admitted that Juventus have struggled without Cristiano Ronaldo 30 goals a season before the arrival of Dusan Vlahovic.

Juve have had a bad start to next season Ronaldo leaves Manchester United and found himself fighting for fourth place with Atalanta.

Juve lost more than 30 goals when Ronaldo left in the summer

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Juve lost more than 30 goals when Ronaldo left in the summerCredit: AP
Vlahovic joined in January and has four goals in six games

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Vlahovic joined in January and has four goals in six gamesCredit: GETTY

Then the responsibility is transferred back Paulo Dybalawho was before? Ronaldo went to Turin, is the main man of Juve.

Dybala has had 10 successful goals and 6 assists this term.

About the departure of Ronaldo, central defender De Ligt “We got hit because we suddenly conceded 30 goals.

“We couldn’t sign someone like Dusan Vlahovic because we didn’t have enough time.”

Ronaldo continues his fine scoring form at Man Utd, scoring 15 goals in 31 games.

The 37-year-old has felt frustrated and isolated in some matches despite the team’s chaotic form.

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But during the January transfer window, Juve splurged on highly rated striker Dusan Vlahovic.

The Serbia international was in hot form for his former club Fiorentina when he caught by the Old Lady for just over £60 million.

He has scored four of six games for Juve.

On needing Vlahovic’s goals, De Ligt said: “Regarding the newcomer, I found him very technical when I played against him.

“His determination to score really impressed me. We need someone like him up front.”

Juventus is currently only seven points behind the first place and they are hunting to regain the throne before Inter Milan.

Regarding Juve’s revival in form and return to the title, De Ligt said: “The last few weeks we have been 14 points behind first place.

“We stopped thinking about it and skipped the Champions League qualifiers.

“We have gained some points since then, when Inter, Milan and Napoli slowed down, and we cut the gap in half.

“It will take a miracle for us to win, but the situation is so much better than 13 games ago.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17806070/de-ligt-cristiano-ronaldo-goals-juventus-vlahovic/ Matthijs De Ligt admits Juventus struggled without Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30-plus goals a season before Vlahovic arrived

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