Patrice Evra has posted a screenshot of his conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo, in which the forward said Juventus would ‘smash’ Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo’s hat-trick allowed Juve to come back against Atleti on Tuesday and reach the Champions League quarter-finals, and Evra suggested the Portuguese had the result in his sights five days before.
“Behind the scenes... these are messages between me and Cristiano five days before the massive comeback!!!” wrote the former Bianconeri and Manchester United left-back on Instagram.
“This just shows you the confidence, the anger, the determination from the best player in the world.
“We should thank [his] mummy and daddy and of course God for giving to us that nice man and unbelievable player.
“Every big occasion with big pressure my brother [he] always proves he is the man!!! So please don’t be jealous I just wanna share and if you don’t agree I can’t do anything for you...
“Enjoy your life but you have to recognise he is simply the best of the best and don’t try to tap the screen for his number.”
The only person in the world that can take the pressure and be the best player in the world like Michael Jordan is @Cristiano Ronaldo. Don’t try to tap the screen for his number. pic.twitter.com/WDl2j0dH0V— Patrice Evra (@Evra) March 14, 2019