“Cristiano is the future of Juventus. He has done very well this year and will do so next season, of course he is disappointed like all of us but he’s calm about it,” said Allegri.
“Cristiano has had an extraordinary season and will play tomorrow.”
“Ronaldo’s arrival did not give us any certainty of winning the Champions League,” continued Allegri.
“Barcelona play a semi-final this year for the first time after four years and they have (Lionel) Messi. Football is not just about individuals.
“We have to put the disappointment of the elimination in the Champions League behind us.”
Injuries have hit Juve hard ahead of the weekend’s clash, with Sami Khedira announcing yesterday that he is set to have season-ending knee surgery, while Allegri revealed that key attacker Mario Mandzukic could also miss the rest of the season.