Following his incredible hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has earned massive praise by former manager Jose Mourinho.
The 34-year-old was on hand to score three times to send Juve through to the quarter-final stage earlier this week, a performance that impressed his ex-Real boss.
Working as a pundit for the match, the Portuguese tactician first joked he is happy to be the only manager to have won at Juventus all season, which was with Manchester United in the group stages, before praising his countryman for being the difference between the two sides.
“Let me tell you that I’m not unhappy at all because, in the end, I’m the only one who won in Turin for the whole season,” Mourinho told Russia Today.
“When you have in the box or around the box that special killer like Ronaldo, anything could happen.
“In Italy they use this word trascinatore, it’s the guy that brings everything with him more than the leader, the guy who brings everybody with him.”
Ronaldo has now scored 124 goals in 160 UCL matches in his career so far, leading the way as the top scorer in the competition’s history.
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