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Miralem Pjanic's Comments On Cristiano Ronaldo And Free Kicks Have Prompted Reaction Aplenty

Miralem Pjanic's Comments On Cristiano Ronaldo And Free Kicks Have Prompted Reaction Aplenty

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has made the interesting revelation that Cristiano Ronaldo is now the primary free-kick taker for the Bianconeri.

Both he and teammate Paulo Dybala regularly produce from dead-ball situations but the Bosnian says the five-time Ballon d'Or will now get priority going forward.

"Cristiano is here now, someone who in the past few years has shown he is best in the world," he is quoted as saying by Di Marzio.

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"At first when we trained on free kicks it would either be me or Dybala to take it. Now, it's 100% him. He is a tremendous free kick taker."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Ronaldo memorably scored an incredible free-kick equaliser against Spain in Portugal's opening World Cup game but the consensus is that his success rate isn't very impressive these days.

And so fans have been a bit baffled by the fact that CR7, as good as he is, has gone straight to the top of the pecking order.

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Ronaldo has attempted 14 shots in two games for his new club but is still yet to get off the mark competitively. He will hoping to break the duck in Juve's next game, against Parma on Saturday.

Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Paulo Dybala, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Miralem Pjanic

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