"These are the great nights, the fantastic ones: the Champions League nights".
In this sentence, you have all the determination, belief and charisma of Cristiano Ronaldo. A CR7 that, as he explained to the Juventus TV microphones, cannot wait to take to the pitch on Tuesday night: "The team is confident of playing a great game and I am too. We are ready to experience a special night, both on the field and in the stands."
Ronaldo knows the opposition very well, having faced Atletico Madrid many times, scoring a total of 22 goals against them: "Everyone knows that they are a strong team, they defend very well, they don't take a lot of risks and they play on the counter-attack, but we are ready, and we will do everything we can to beat them. The fine details will make the difference, and we want to win and qualify for the quarter-finals. Football is like this, we didn't expect to lose the first leg 2-0, but anything can happen, and we want to give a great response in our home, in front of our fans."
Cristiano adds: "We are having an excellent season and we now have two objectives: Serie A and the Champions League - With regards to his accolades, having won titles in Portugal, England, Spain and now Italy, scoring an incredible 697 goals in 984 games, Ronaldo had this to say - "I have no secrets, just my dedication and my passion for this sport, I love to play football more than anything else. I've enjoyed myself in Portugal, England and Spain and I am now doing so in Italy, for me it's a pleasure to score goals and to help my team win, I'm happy."
Returning to Tuesday, Cristiano concludes the interview: "To the fans I say: think positive, let's believe. It's possible, but we need your help, because we’re going to do our job on the pitch and we need your support. Get ready to comeback!"