‘Juve aiming higher with CR7, but…’

Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi believes Juventus are ‘aiming even higher’ with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo but warns ‘not everything is written’.

Ronaldo has won five Champions Leagues and is the competition’s all-time top goalscorer, leading him to joke that it should be renamed after him, while Juve have not lifted the jug-eared trophy since 1996.

“It’s a benefit for Italy, but above all for Juve who have signed him,” De Rossi told Roma TV.

“They will start [the season] 2-3 steps ahead. Winning seven Scudetti means you’re doing things well. It means you’ve cracked the League.

“Buying one of the top two players in the world means aiming even higher, but he’ll have to adapt and the team will have to adapt to him.

“Not everything is written, even if they’re a team who already had the advantage of being better than everyone else.

“Now with him, the objective is the Champions League, but it’s not written that they’ll win in Europe, just as it isn’t that they’ll win another League.”

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