Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been in superb at the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far, and it has now been claimed that his opponents are already intimidated by him in the tunnel before matches.
A Selecao midfielder Adrien Silva has spoken about how it is playing alongside the Real Madrid superstar, following his incredible start to the World Cup in Russia.
Silva praised his international colleague simply for his presence, saying that often he has noticed opponents look at Ronaldo with fear in their eyes in the tunnel before the match has even started.
"He is a sort of super X-factor," he said, according to Daily Star.
"When you are in the tunnel and you look at the players from the other team, you can see that they fear him, that they are scared and impressed.
"On the other hand, this feeling boosts our confidence and motivation. You already feel that you have an advantage."
Ronaldo has scored four goals in two games at the World Cup so far, which is one goal more than he scored at his previous three World Cups.
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