Bruno Fernandes is lucky enough to now get to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for club and country which gives the midfielder a unique insight into arguably the greatest footballer of all-time.
In midweek, Fernandes scored one goal against Luxembourg while Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick – the 10th of his international career.
Fernandes remains in awe of his teammate, even though he gets to watch him every day in training and praised him after the match.
“The same. Hungry to break more,” Fernandes told Brazilian outlet TNT Sports (via Sport Witness).
“He once said something very interesting. He said it’s not he who follows the records, it’s the records that follow him. And I’m starting to think it’s true. Because his ability to score goals is impressive, his ability to be in the right place is impressive.
“Say what you want. Easy goals, not easy goals. There are no easy goals. You have to be there, you have to feel it, you have to have the feeling of the goal. He’s in the right place and scores it. Even being in the right place, it’s hard to score. There are those who fail, he doesn’t fail.”
— TNT Sports Brasil (@TNTSportsBR) October 12, 2021
Ronaldo is a winner and even at 36 he is thinking about nothing more than being successful.
His late goal against Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League was evidence of his ‘never give up’ spirit, which he developed in the early days under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has five goals in six games and there is no limit on the individual numbers he can produce throughout a season.