Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes spoke about Juventus FC striker Cristiano Ronaldo in an interview with the British club's official channel, praising his countryman and explaining how a player like CR7 can have a mentality that pushes other players.
to improve. He said: "Everyone knows that, as an emerging young man, my favorite footballer was Cristiano. I think it depended on several factors. When Cristiano started to take his first steps in the national team and there was the European Championships in Portugal, it was 2004 and I I was nine.
We all remember that year, because we lost the grand final at home and we saw Ronaldo cry after the final. He was a boy who was starting to shine and I started following him. Not because he was playing in my role, not because he was playing in my role it was like that, but for how he worked day after day, for the mentality he had, for the ability to always give 100% in every game at the highest level.
For me it was something very motivating, as if he told me that I always had to improve . He scored every game, but the next game he tried to do even better. My mentality comes in part from understanding what kind of footballer I want to be.
You want to be the one who makes a good season and then a lot of ups and downs, or even the one who always wants to stay on top? Sure, there will be bad matches, because it happens to everyone. Cristiano also played bad games, 100% guaranteed.
But the important thing is to recover from a bad performance. It's having a mentality that makes you say 'ok, last time I didn't play well, today I have to do better' The desire to improve myself day after day is important to me.
I'm improving a lot thanks to this attitude and it motivates me even more."
Maurizio Arrivabene new CEO of Juventus FC?
Maurizion Arrivabene new CEO of Juventus FC? It will be sure that former F1 Ferrari General Manager will become new CEO of Juventus FC.
The appointment will be made official in the coming days. So the revolution at Juventus continues after the farewells of Andrea Pirlo and Fabio Paratici and the return to the bench of Massimiliano Allegri. Arrivabene, general manager of sports management and team principal of Ferrari from 2014 to 2019, has been on the Board of Directors of the Juventus club since 2012.
He also held, until 2015, the role of member of the Control and Risks Committee and of the Appointments and Remuneration. At the executive level, the manager from Brescia would join Federico Cherubini, who has been promoted to new head of the sports area.
The return of Massimiliamo Allegri could make Juan Cuadrado change his role on the field. For Allegri, the Colombian has a future as a mezzala. Federico Bernardeschi, who Allegri would have liked to try even in midfield, could complete the transformation.