Barca Star: I Have A Good Relationship With Ronaldo
FC Barcelona Star: I Have A Good Relationship With Cristiano Ronaldo
FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are arch-rivals, but this Blaugrana star has insisted he has a good relationship with Los Blancos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
New Barca right back Nelson Semedo is one of the few players who have played alongside both Lionel Messi and Ronaldo, the latter being his Portugal teammate.
The 23-year-old, who has had an impressive start to life at the Camp Nou following his switch from Benfica in July, has now commented on his relationship with Real's Ronaldo.
"I have a good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo. The fact he plays for Real Madrid doesn't change that," Semedo said, as quoted by Squawka.
The fullback also revealed his nickname in the Barca dressing room, and explained why his teammates came up with it.
"They call me the motorcyclist," Semedo added.
"It's because I give the team depth on the flank.
"We work in training to perfect that quality, and so that nickname stuck."
Semedo, who joined Barca for €30.5 million (R483 million) during the recent transfer window, has made six appearances for the Catalan giants so far.
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