By Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Published: 06:24 BST, 28 September 2020 | Updated: 07:10 BST, 28 September 2020
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
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