Juventus beat Cagliari in the eighth round of the competition thanks to Cristiano Ronaldos double.
“Ronaldo works hard, whether in training or in matches,” Pirlo said in statements, most notably his club’s website.
He added, “Only the real champion can reach the results reached and achieved by Ronaldo.”
The former Italy star went on to praise his Portuguese star, “He is an example for everyone and he does this in every match.”
Ronaldo increased his goal tally this season in the Italian League to 8 goals in 5 matches.
Ronaldo scored in all five matches he played in the domestic competition this season, in addition to making a goal in his only European appearance against Frenchfaruch.
Regarding the match, Pirlo explained, “It was important for us to appear well in the Cagliari match. This was what we needed to enhance our confidence and belief in ourselves.”
“We have a lot of potential, and we have to move the ball quickly if we want to control any match. We did it well and the players enjoyed facing Cagliari,” he added.
Juventus raised its score to 16 points in second place from 8 matches, one point behind leaders Milan, who has the least match.