Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted following his club’s dramatic comeback at Empoli in the Serie A on Saturday (27/10/18).
Ronaldo confessed the trademark thunderbolt which gave Juventus a precious win happened so quickly even he could not remember it.
The 33-year-old rifled a screamer into the top left corner to complete both his 16-minute brace and Juve’s recovery in the testing 2-1 victory.
His first was a coolly-taken penalty that cancelled out Francesco Caputo’s classy 28th-minute opener as the champions relied on their star forward to temporarily move seven points clear in Serie A.
Ronaldo, who now boasts seven goals in just 10 league appearances, praised his team-mates’ will power at the end of a week that included a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.
“It was a tough game. We knew it would be complicated, even the coach anticipated it, but we gave a good answer,” said Ronaldo.
“In the second half we pushed more, created opportunities and deserved the victory. I don’t remember my goal very well, I’ll have to watch it again! It happened very quickly. I was confident and went for it.
“This was an important week, the team was tired after Manchester, and we did well in difficult circumstances.”
Ronaldo’s decisive 70th-minute strike helped Juve avoid what would have been a second straight Serie A draw and earned him fresh plaudits from Massimiliano Allegri.
“We won thanks to the feat of an extraordinary player,” the Bianconeri boss said.
“I hope they show the goal to kids so they try to imitate it. Children need more practice than theory.”
Juve host Cagliari next Saturday before a Champions League rematch with United at Allianz Stadium, while Empoli will be focused solely on Friday’s tough trip to Napoli.