As a player never short of confidence, Cristiano Ronaldo was never in doubt of Juventus progressing to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, as was seemingly revealed in a text message he sent to Manchester United legend Patrice Evra. Have you seen in?
With a two-goal deficit to overcome, Ronaldo proved his status as an elite footballer by inspiring Juve to a 3-2 aggregate win by scoring all three goals in the second leg at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday.
Five days before the now-memorable encounter, though, former Juventus defender Evra was in contact with Ronaldo, and gave "CR7" his vote of confidence via a heartwarming text exchange.
On Thursday afternoon, Evra took to Instagram to show fans what the pair spoke about prior to the all-important game, and it seems Ronaldo predicted his upcoming masterclass against the Spaniards.
The former France international captioned his post by saying: "Behind the scenes... these are messages between me and @cristiano 5 days before the massive comeback!!! This just shows you the confidence, the anger, the determination from the best player in the world we should thank cricri 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 always proves he is the man!!! Soo 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."
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