Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini believes Cristiano Ronaldo can make his “dream” of winning the Champions League come true after coming so close in recent seasons
Since their penalty shoot-out win over Ajax in the 1996 final, Juventus haven’t managed to win the competition since then after five defeats in the final.
One of those came in 2017, where Ronaldo scored a brace to help Real Madrid cruise to a 4-1 win over Juventus at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
But, upon the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s €112m arrival at Turin in July, 34-year-old Chiellini’s hopes of winning the Champions League for the first time have never been stronger.
“Cristiano scored many, many, many times against us and he broke my dreams many times – in Cardiff, in Madrid, in Turin,” Chiellini told BBC.
“Before, the Champions League was a dream. Now it is a target because Cristiano is the best player in the world and we need him to make the last step.
“It’s the personality of Cristiano. He has fantastic skills in the field but out of the field, his attitude – how he works, how he prepares for the match, how he lives every day of his life – can help us. The team has changed.”