Ronaldo important but it’s a team sport – Bentancur

Cristiano Ronaldo is important for Juventus, but the leaders of Serie A can manage without him when he is suspended from the Champions League, says Rodrigo Bentancur.

Ronaldo inspired Juve to a 3-1 loss to Napoli on Saturday with a three-goal hand against the team led by his former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

But Portugal's superstar will not be available to face Young Boys on Tuesday as he is serving a one-match ban following his dismissal against Valencia earlier this year. month.

Ronaldo was sent off for an offside incident that involved Jeison Murillo at the Mestalla, but UEFA opted not to extend its ban by what is available for the Group H matches with former club Manchester United.

And Bentancur feels La Juve will be able to cope without his talisman, with the other attacking options of Massimiliano Allegri, like Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala.

"We want to win against Young Boys so that we can set foot in the final round of the Champions League," Bentancur said in quotes posted on the Juve website. "But we know it will be difficult because all the teams that play against us give the best"

"There will be no Christian and we know how important it is for us, but this is a team sport, there are 11 of us, whoever is in the field it will give its maximum ".

Bentancur has made five appearances in Serie A this season after impressing Uruguay in the World Cup, with the 21-year-old happy with his participation so this season.

"It was amazing to play in the World Cup this summer, I never thought I could play in a very young one," Bentancur added. "We did everything we could, but we faced a great team like France and I'm happy to have had a great experience."

"I'm satisfied with how I got in Juve. I did not play much at the beginning, but in the last matches I have been more involved, even against Napoli.

"I have to try to win as much time on the field as possible and help the team." Allegri tells me to express myself and play closer to the opponent's area, also to score my first goal for Juventus.

Mine has not been a long race and I have not scored much, but sooner or later the objective will come. My goals for the season are to improve, play as much as possible and maybe win a starting point and keep growing. "

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