Cristiano Ronaldo insists Juventus are only just getting started after his header was enough to win the Supercoppa Italiana in a 1-0 triumph over AC Milan.
The prolific forward made the breakthrough right after the hour in Jeddah, with Milan’s task made even more difficult by a late sending off for Franck Kessie.
It marks the first medal Ronaldo has won as a Juve player since he joined from Real Madrid in a €112-million deal in the close season, and the Portugal star hopes this is the beginning of bigger and better things.
Speaking to Rai Sport, he said: ‘It was a very difficult match, it’s very warm and hard to play in these conditions.
‘We played well, created a lot of chances and obviously I am happy to have scored the winning goal.
‘It was my intention to start 2019 with a trophy, I have my first title with Juve and I am very happy.
‘But it is only the start, we will take it one step at a time. We’ve got this trophy, now we must keep working hard to achieve the next one.’
Even though Serie A is only at its halfway stage, it seems inevitable that Ronaldo will add Italy’s top-flight title to his medal haul, with Juve unbeaten and nine points clear of second-place Napoli.
But Ronaldo is refusing to rest on his laurels in his bid to win major honours with Juve.
‘Serie A is always Juve’s main objective,’ he added.
‘We are top of the table, but it’s a very long tournament and it’s going to be tough, so we need to keep working.’
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