Cristiano Ronaldo: 'As a kid, I wanted to play for Juve'
- The Portuguese discusses reasons behind Juve move says it was an easy decision
- He always had a 'special feeling' that Italian supporters like him
- Cristiano has, however, refuted the claims that he was convinced to join Juventus by their fans' standing ovation
Cristiano Ronaldo told Juventus TV: "I feel great. Everything is good, the test was good, people around the stadium, the fans, the people in the training ground are very nice with me. I’m glad, I’m happy."
The Portuguese was asked what made him choose Bianconeri and depart Real Madrid: "Great club, first of all it is a great club. Since I was a kid, I looked at this team and said I hope to play there one day. Now I will play for a fantastic club, one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’m happy.
"I don’t have a precise moment when I decided. During the years, we played a few times against Juve and I had a special feeling that the Italian supporters like Cristiano. It’s the biggest club in Italy, one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision, as Juve are an unbelievable club.”
Bianconeri fans' applause after THAT bicycle kick in the Champions League last season made Cristiano to like Juve evern more: "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.
"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. 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. My priority is to do my best, be professional, try to make the team even better. That is my job, I’ll try to enjoy it as much as I can and make Juventus even better.
"My first goal will happen in a natural way, I’m not thinking about that. I know that I will be prepared, I’ll be ready, but my first goal doesn’t matter. I just want to be ready. I want to be in good shape, help the team, win trophies – that is what I’m looking for."
Do you think Cristiano is being sincere here?