Ronaldo ended his three seasons with Juve just days before the summer market shut.
Chiellini discussed the Portuguese's departure on DAZN: "That he could go away in the summer, I had perceived it, we had reached a point in the relationship where Cristiano needed new stimuli and the team that would play for him. When he finds such a team he is always decisive.
"At Juve a rejuvenation program is underway, it is clear that if he had remained he would have been an added value and we would have gladly exploited him, but it could also have been that he decided to restart with a team that he thought more to the present and a little less to the future.
"He left on August 28, surely it would have been better for us to have left earlier to get ready ... It's something we paid for.
"It creates a shock for you and we paid for it in terms of points in the first games. Had he gone away on 1st August we would have had time to organise ourselves and we would not have thought only about that, we would have arrived more ready for the championship."
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