JUVENTUS - ATLÉTICO MADRID

Cristiano Ronaldo on Atlético, Juventus success, and the fans

Cristiano

AFP

The former Real Madrid star spoke to Juventus TV ahead of the huge Champions League clash against Atlético Madrid, a rival he knows only too well.

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for the Champions League second leg clash with Atlético Madrid. The Portuguese star spoke on Juventus television ahead of the game saying, "These are the great nights, the fantastic ones, the Champions League nights. The team is confident of playing a great game and so am I. We can have a special night on the pitch."

Cristiano on Atlético Madrid

"They're a strong team, everyone knows that. They defend well, don't take risks, and play on the counterattack. But we are ready, we will do anything to win. The small details will make the difference. We want to go through this round and be in the quarter-finals. Football is like this, nobody expected us to lose in the first leg, but anything can happen. We want to give a strong response at home in front of our supporters."

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Cristiano on this season

"We are having an excellent season and now we have two tournaments still to be played: Serie A and the Champions League. I have no hidden secrets, just a dedication to football. I enjoy it, I love this sport here in Italy as I did in Spain and in England. For me it's a pleasure to score goals and help my team win. I'm happy."

Cristiano's message

"To the fans I say: think positive, let's believe it is possible, and we need your help. Make the stadium fantastic and we will try to do our best on the field."