Ronaldo recalls Juve fans' standing ovation last season
- Ronaldo netted a stunning overhead kick in last season's Champions League quarterfinal against Juve
Speaking to Juventus TV, CR7 has recalled the moment when he scored one of the most spectacular goals in CL playoffs, putting his then side, Real Madrid 3-0 up. After executing the overhead perfectly, he wheeled away in celebration, with many of the Juventus fans rising to their feet and applauding to the Portuguese despite the score.
Cristiano claims the ovation was not the decisive factor of moving to Turin, but it surely had its impact: "Unbelievable. I remember every day, that never happened to me before. In the Champions League against Juve, a quarter-final, you score a goal and see everyone in the stadium applaud you. It was an unbelievable feeling", he says.
"I felt surprised at the beginning. I am used to following Juve and I like the club, but since that moment I liked them even more. I won't say it was the key point in my decision, but every detail helps", Ronaldo adds. "Maybe. Of course, it helps when you see the people like you, the supporters and club like you, the feeling is completely different. I have to say thank you to all of them for the support."
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined the Old Lady this summer in a shocking £99 million move. The 5 Ballon d'Or winner, Ronaldo spent nine unbelievable seasons in Madrid, scoring 450 goals for the club. Entering the new challenge in Serie A, the 33-year-old revealed he wanted to play for Juve someday since he was a kid.