The Swedish veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had a greater impact on Italian football than his Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a former Rossoneri coachAlberto Zaccheroni. Ibrahimovic has been instrumental in the development of Italian football with more impact than Cristiano Ronaldo, Zaccheroni, the former coach of AC Milan posits.


The 39-year-old has made a huge impact since joining Milan in January, scoring 11 goals in 20 games in the second half of the 2019-20 campaign.He has been equally in good form this season despite missing out on a month of football action after contracting Covid-19, which has seen him score eight goals in just seven games since the new season started. One of the best strikers of this generation, Zlatan has once spent two years with his new club side, helping them win the Serie A title in 2011.

Juventus boss calls for patience with Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus manager Max Allegri has urged the fans to show patience towards summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo, who failed to score for the second game on the bounce. Miralem Pjanic and Mario Mandzukic found the net during the league clash against Lazio and this ensured that the club picked up the perfect tally of six points from their opening two games.

Speaking after the match, Allegri spoke about the nature of the game whilst stressing that the supporters need to have more patience with Ronaldo, he said: “We rushed things a bit at the start. There was a risk that we could get ahead of ourselves with all the excitement among the fans around Cristiano’s home debut. We needed to show a bit more patience. At times our play is too frenetic and at others we go to sleep, but we need to move the ball more quickly when the opposition tire. That said, we will improve and I’m pleased because this is an important win in our first match against a direct rival.”
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