Patrice Evra, a close friend of the Juventus forward since their Manchester United days, revealed the messages they sent exchanged five days before the Atlético return leg.
Patrice Evra's friendlship with Cristiano Ronaldo goes back to the time they spent together at Manchester United. Evra has revealed the series of messages he exchanged with the Juventus forward five days before this week's Champions League return leg against Atlético de Madrid - a tie the Italians went into after losing the first leg 2-0. Against the odds, Juve turned the tie around in Turin with Cristiano netting a hat trick - "That shows tha confidence, determination and the anger from the best player in the world".
Evra and Cristiano whatsapp messages before Atlético game
Evra: Bro, I'm counting on you for the Champions League return!!! I never doubted about you!! And peoples kill me every time you lose or Juventus...
Cristiano: I know. We're gonna pass bro. At home we'll smash them.
Evra: Exactly!! Viva Ronaldo
Evra: My bro, feel the confidence. #prayforathletico
After watching Cristiano and Juve turn the tables on Atleti, Evra wrote: we should thank cricri mummy and daddy and of course god for giving to us that nice man and unbelievable player. Every big occasion with big pressure my brother always proves he is the man !!! Enjoy your life but you have to recognise he is simply the best of the best".