Pepe and Ronaldo were buddies for a long time and each have been teammates at Actual Madrid and the Portugal nationwide staff.
Apparently, they’ve by no means performed in opposition to each and every different and the defender is fascinated about arising in opposition to him these days.
Juve are in Portugal for the primary leg in their Champions League spherical of 16 fit and they are going to be prepared to make the following spherical.
Forward of the fit, Pepe spoke concerning the Juventus staff and admitted that they have been favourites for the sport, including that they’ve most sensible gamers together with Cristiano Ronaldo whom he considers the most productive on this planet.
He says they are going to do their best possible and concentrate to their supervisor in order that they may be able to get one thing from the sport in opposition to Andrea Pirlo’s facet.
On his dating with Ronaldo, he provides that he hasn’t ever confronted his compatriot earlier than and it’ll be particular to be on opposing aspects within the recreation.
“We are hoping to win, but in addition know that it’s going to be very tough,” Pepe advised the reputable UEFA website online as quoted via Soccer Italia.
“Juventus are a staff who can rely on some nice gamers, together with the most productive on this planet Cristiano Ronaldo, so it gained’t be simple.
“We’ll give it our best possible and can attempt to apply the symptoms of our trainer in order that we will combat over the 2 legs to succeed in the following spherical.”
On Ronaldo, he provides: “It’ll be particular to stand him, as I’ve by no means in reality performed in opposition to Ronaldo right through my occupation. I educated with him repeatedly, although.
“It’s Porto in opposition to Juventus greater than Pepe vs Ronaldo, although, and I am hoping we will beat Juve for the primary time.”