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'The team is happy to work with a smile... I see a bright future': Cristiano Ronaldo takes dig at Maurizio Sarri and gives full backing to Andrea Pirlo despite Juventus dropping their first points of the season away to Roma

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 06:24 BST, 28 September 2020 | Updated: 07:10 BST, 28 September 2020

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Cristiano Ronaldo believes happier players under Andrea Pirlo is the reason Juventus are still on course for a record 10th consecutive Serie A title.

The Portuguese superstar, who scored a brace on Sunday night to secure a point away against Roma, was left to reflect on the first dropped points of the 2020-21 campaign. 

And while Inter Milan, who finished a point off Juventus last season, have strengthened this summer, Ronaldo is predicting a 'bright future' for the champions with Pirlo at the helm, instead of Maurizio Sarri.  

Cristiano Ronaldo remains convinced Juventus have a 'bright future' despite slipping up

Cristiano Ronaldo remains convinced Juventus have a 'bright future' despite slipping up 

The Portuguese star believes players 'play with a smile' under new boss Andrea Pirlo (right)

The Portuguese star believes players 'play with a smile' under new boss Andrea Pirlo (right)

'We're at the start of the season, there's a new coach, new ideas, but I see the team working well,' he told Sky Sport Italia. 

'We're enthusiastic and I see a bright future for us. What we're seeing is that the team is happy to work with a smile.'

Roma took the lead at the Olimpico from the penalty spot through Jordan Veretout before a penalty at the other end allowed Ronaldo to level.

But naive defending allowed the hosts to strike again, and it was Veretout again finishing off a

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