Real Madrid and Spain captain Sergio Ramos hopes club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo is not at his best as when La Furia Roja take on Portugal in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tonight.
The Los Blancos duo, who recently claimed the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League title with the LaLiga giants, are set to do battle against each other in Sochi.
In a pre-match press conference, Ramos admitted that he would prefer to play alongside Ronaldo rather than against him, and hopes the Portuguese will not be firing on all cylinders when they meet at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.
"I'd rather have him on my team than against me. We know how dangerous he can be," the Spain captain said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
"He ended the season in outstanding shape. He's a constant threat.
"Not only Ronaldo but the Portugal squad are very talented. Many players can hurt you quickly, a lot of skill and safe in their defensive formation.
"We will see a match for all sports lovers. It will be beautiful. I hope Cristiano doesn't play his best match."
Ronaldo has made 150 appearances for his national team so far, scoring 81 goals and assisting a further 36 strikes.
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