Tuesday March 12 2019
Matuidi: 'Ronaldo best in the world'

Blaise Matuidi urged Juventus to always play the way they did against Atletico Madrid, while Cristiano Ronaldo is “the best in the world.”

CR7 scored a hat-trick as Juve overturned the 2-0 first leg deficit to knock Atleti out of the Champions League Round of 16.

“It was an extraordinary performance from everyone, a really special night,” Matuidi told Sky Sport Italia.

“We are happy to have qualified for the quarter-finals, but we’ve got to keep this going and do even better. Just three weeks ago, everyone assumed we were out, so let’s go slowly before talking about the Final.

“I do think we always need to play the way we did tonight. I am very happy here, as we have many quality players, a very strong team and Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the best in the world.

“He made the difference at Real Madrid last season and this time he’s with us, so that is why we believe even more.”