The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, assured that the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is “the great heir” of the Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano and that he embodies to the maximum all the values of the white club.
Pérez also considered that the goal scored by Cristiano at Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals is one of the best in history and that even King Juan Carlos called him to congratulate him.
“Cristiano is the Di Stefano's great heir and it reflects the values of Real Madrid, he is our historical top scorer and represents everything we are: talent, work, sacrifice, professionalism, ambition. Cristiano today is the symbol of Madrid, “he said in a long interview published on Tuesday by La Gazzetta dello Sport .
The president of the whites is clear that the Portuguese is the best player in the world and praised the poster Juventus's ovation for the ovation he gave him last week after his goal in Madrid's 3-0 triumph in Turin.
“What happened in Turin has been exciting and demonstrates the greatness of Juventus and its fans . Cristiano's goal has been one of the best in history, a wonderful goal by the best player in the world. “
” He called me to Juan Carlos, the king of my time, as I call him, to congratulate him ” , informed the president of Madrid.
Perez explained that although his team made history last year by winning their second consecutive Champions League, the twelfth in their history, Madrid “does not know the word” complacency '”and go for more trophies.
All this, with the ambition to follow the path taught by Santiago Bernabéu to turn Madrid into the best club of the 21st century.
” Bernabéu is our reference and we want to continue his path. FIFA gave us in 2000 the title of best team of the 20th century. We work to receive the same prize in the 21st century, “Florentino explained.