Patrice Evra reveals what Cristiano Ronaldo told him before Atletico Madrid clash
The Italian giants overturned a 2-0 first leg deficit after overrunning Diego Simeone’s men 3-0 courtesy of an impressive Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick to book their place in the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition.
And now, Evra, a longtime friend and teammate of the Portuguese superstar from their time at Manchester United has posted a series of WhatsApp messages on Twitter the pair shared days before the match.
Evra: Bro, I'm counting on you for the Champions League return!!! I never doubted about you!! And peoples kill me every time you lose or Juventus...
Cristiano: I know. We're gonna pass bro. At home we'll smash them.
Evra: Exactly!! Viva Ronaldo
Evra: My bro, feel the confidence. #prayforathletico
The only person in the world that can take the pressure and be the best player in the world like Michael Jordan is @Cristiano Ronaldo. Don’t try to tap the screen for his number. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/WDl2j0dH0V— Patrice Evra (@Evra) March 14, 2019
After the comeback win, Evra wrote: we should thank cricri mummy and daddy and of course god for giving to us that nice man and an unbelievable player. Every big occasion with big pressure my brother always proves he is the man !!! Enjoy your life but you have to recognise he is simply the best of the best".