Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has insisted that Real Madrid will always be competitive, even without Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo left the Santiago Bernabeu for Juve in July for €100 million this summer.
The Portugal superstar, still recovering from his involvement in the 2018 World Cup, did not feature as Madrid defeated Juve 3-1 in the International Champions Cup in Maryland on Sunday.
“Real Madrid is a great team,” Allegri told a post-match news conference.
“We’re happy to have Cristiano, especially on the international stage and the experience that he brings to the club.
“However, Real Madrid will always be a competitive club, with or without Cristiano.
“It’s going to be a pleasure to coach Cristiano Ronaldo, certainly he’s one of the top players in the world next to Lionel Messi and I’m looking forward to the privilege of coaching such a fantastic player.”