In an interview with the UEFA website, Pepe, captain of FC Porto, designed the tie with Juventus, concerning the round of 16 of the Champions League, which begins to be discussed next Wednesday, at Estádio do Dragão. The central defender also spoke of the reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo, for the first time as opponents.
«I hope for victory, I hope so. Now, we know it will be very difficult. Juventus have great players. For me, Cristiano has the best in the world, so it won’t be easy. But we will try to be at our best, we will be faithful to what the coach asks and compete in these two games so we can pass », stressed the Portuguese international.
On the other side will be Cristiano Ronaldo, the biggest figure in the Turin team, a partner in other ‘fights’ and with whom he shares the dressing room in the National Team.
«It will be special, I never played against him. I trained many times against him. It will be a special game, but I think the most special will be the game between FC Porto and Juventus. I think FC Porto haven’t beaten Juventus yet, I hope this could be the first time », wished Pepe.