22.04.2021 » Ronaldo praised by a former teammate: "He's the best of all time"
Cristiano Ronaldo had a successful stint with Spanish giants Real Madrid between 2009 and 2017. In that period, he played alongside Pepe, a fellow countryman. Pepe left Real Madrid in 2017, and Ronaldo followed him on the exit door the following year. Ronaldo was already a fans’ favorite when he left Manchester United for Los Blancos. His move to the Spanish capital took his game to the next level making him a key piece in online sports and soccer betting platforms. The two players remained friends, and they share excellent memories of their success in Spain and at the international level.
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Two old friends met in the Champions LEague...
This season, the two Portuguese football stars came head to head in the Champions League round of 16. Juventus was drawn against Porto in what many, including sports betting enthusiasts on Betway, thought would be a straightforward match for the Old Lady. However, Pepe's side Porto won the interesting duel after the two teams drew 4-4 on aggregate and the Portuguese side advanced on the away goal rule...
During the match, Ronaldo was caught by cameras promising his compatriot that he was the one that will go through to the last 8 of the competition. Later, Ronaldo was mocked for failing to deliver the quarter-finals qualification as promised. However, Pepe revealed how the conversation went between the two of them. In his explanation, he was full of praise for his compatriot and former teammate. While talking to the media, Pepe stated how he admires Ronaldo a lot. He also reiterated his belief that Ronaldo was the greatest player of all time.
Pepe and Ronaldo motivated each other...
Pepe claimed that Ronaldo has managed to achieve what many footballers have not achieved. The Portuguese superstar has won trophies in England, Spain, Italy and had a remarkable career at the national level too. The defender also claimed that many people usually criticize Ronaldo without knowing who he really is. Pepe remembered how Ronaldo visited him in hospital while the two were still in Madrid. Casillas had knocked out the defender two times, and Ronaldo thought he had suffered a severe injury.
Pepe revealed that during the Champions League clash, he told Ronaldo that "You will play because I want to win with you in the field." To which Ronaldo replied, "Okay, but I will be the one to make it to the next round."
After a poor performance in the Champions League this season, reports from Juventus suggest that the club hierarchy is planning a squad overhaul in the summer. Some fans and bettors on Betway will be putting their money on the Old Lady parting ways with Ronaldo, while others still believe they should build their squad around the Portuguese.
All eyes are on Andrea Pirlo as he plans to take the team to the next level. Clubs are facing uncertainty following the pandemic that has disrupted football and is affecting clubs financially. So, will there be big-money moves to Juventus this summer? Who are the big names on their summer shopping list? There is only one way to find out - wait till the summer!
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on April 25, against Fiorentina. You can watch Fiorentina vs Juventus, Atletico Madrid vs Huesca, Barcelona vs Getafe, AS Roma vs Atalanta, Leicester City vs WBA, and Napoli vs Lazio, all matches provided from our live streaming game pages.
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Fiorentina vs Juventus kick-off time (25-04-2021):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 21:00
Jakarta (Indonesia) | UTC/GMT+7: 20:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 18:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+2: 15:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 15:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 14:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 11:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 10:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 07:00
Sources: ronaldo7.net / skysports.com / forbes.com