Ronaldo’s old pal Evra gives insight into football star

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Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Veteran French full back Patrice Evra feels that people should reject lunch invites from former Manchester United team mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese football star once invited Evra over for lunch, where Evra once again witnessed Ronaldo’s dedication and passion for football, reported Sputnik news agency.

“I would give advice to anybody, when Cristiano invites you for lunch at his house, just say no,” Evra said on ITV’s World Cup podcast.

Recalling going to Ronaldo’s house for lunch after a game, he said that on the table, there was only salad and plain chicken. There was no juice, just water.

“We start playing two touch. After that he said let’s go to the pool to swim, I was like ‘okay…’ after going in the jacuzzi, the sauna, I’m done. I said: ‘Cristiano why have we come here, have we come here because we have a game tomorrow, or just for lunch?'”

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He went on to say that’s why “I would recommend to anyone when Cristiano invites you to his house, don’t go. Just say no because this guy, he’s a machine, he doesn’t want to stop training”.

Evra also spoke about a time when Rio Ferdinand played table tennis with Ronaldo and beat him in the game. Ronaldo was so upset at losing that he sent his cousin to buy a table tennis set where he trained for two weeks.

He later came back and beat Rio in front of everyone.

“So that’s Cristiano Ronaldo, that’s why I’m not surprised today why he wants to win another Ballon d’Or, why he wants to win the World Cup. Because he’s an angry man,” Evra said.

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