Footage has emerged of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci tearing into his teammates during a fiery half-time team talk that also saw Ronaldo nod along in agreement
The 36-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner now lines up in the colours of Manchester United, but last term saw Ronaldo ply his trade for Italian giants Juventus, who he joined back in the summer of 2018.
Before then, Juve had to content with the embarrassment of trailing 1-0 at home to minnows Benevento, a side that would eventually end up relegated come the end of the campaign.
This contest came just days after Juventus had suffered another devastating blow as they were knocked out of the Champions League by Portuguese side FC Porto at the last 16 stage.
That game, in his home country, Ronaldo lost his temper with his teammates and could be heard screaming “what the f***” following the defeat.
Less than a week later, Bonucci was the next senior figure from within the Juventus dressing room to let his emotions get the better of him as they found themselves losing to Benevento – currently of Serie B.
The short clip, filmed as part of Amazon’s docuseries All Or Nothing: Juventus, displays the European Championship winner ranting with rage while Ronaldo nods in agreement.
During the heated exchange, Bonucci shouts: “We’re crazy you guys.
“If we want to win the Scudetto, we can’t play like this. When we have the ball, we can’t play like this. Like this, we won’t win s***.
“F***ing hell, we’re all s*** if this is how we play. Don’t you realise how important it is to win this game? It’s been a year. Always someone else’s fault, always next time. Bulls***.
“Let’s take responsibility and accept blame for this s***ty game.”
After frantically nodding along for the entire expletive-filled outburst, Ronaldo simply added: “He’s right.”
Despite Bonucci’s best efforts, Juventus failed to motivate themselves into making a comeback and would go on to lose that fixture 1-0.
It was yet another low in what was a dismal showing for the Italian giants, as they saw their grip on the title loosen even further, while Inter Milan raced ahead of the pack under he guidance of current Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.
The Nerazzurri held on to clinch their first league title in just over a decade, ending nine years of Juventus dominance in the process before Ronaldo eventually upped sticks to Manchester for a triumphant return.