Everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo is a confident individual.
But in 2019 Patrice Evra gave the world an insight into just how confident the Portuguese is – and with very good reason.
Ahead of the second leg of Juventus’ Champions League last-16 clash with Atletico Madrid in March of that year, the duo shared a few texts on WhatsApp.
Juventus had lost the first leg of the tie 2-0, meaning the Italian club had it all to do in front of their home fans in Turin.
And with Ronaldo at the top of his game the Serie A giants pulled off an unlikely comeback, with the Portuguese netting a hat-trick to book Juve’s place in the quarters.
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Evra immediately took to social media to share a screenshot of his chat with Ronaldo before the match, showing just how much belief the Portuguese has in his asbility.
The screenshot shows Evra – who also played for Juventus – started the conversation by saying: “Bro I’m counting on you for the Champions League return!!!
“I never doubted about you!! And people kill me every time you lose of Juventus.”
Ronaldo responded: “I know. We gonna pass bro. Home we smash them,” to which Evra replied: “Exactly!!!!! Viva Ronaldo.”
The Portuguese then sent a picture of himself to the Frenchman
To which Evra concluded: “My bro [a selection of emojis] feel the confidence.”
Alongside the post on Instagram, Evra wrote: “Behind the scenes… these are messages between me and Ronaldo five 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!!!
“So 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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