Not so many would be surprised by Bruno Fernandes’ choice between Team Ronaldo and Team Messi when growing up as a kid. The Portuguese midfielder has decided to play for the same club where Ronaldo made a name as a youngster, but there is no denying he liked Messi in the past. Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes and his brother were always divided whenever they had to choose between Messi and Ronaldo.
However, it was apparent that Bruno Fernandes always picked Team Ronaldo, while his brother ever went for Team Messi all the time. On the other hand, the Portugal captain has been a source of inspiration for Bruno and other youngsters now. Portugal, as it stands, is on an excellent track to win the UEFA Euro 2021 next summer, and Bruno Fernandes is one of the country’s biggest hopes. And Ronaldo has been his country’s best player and biggest inspiration for more than a decade.
Bruno Fernandes Childhood Memories Of Ronaldo
During a recent interview for ‘The Players’ Tribune,’ Bruno Fernandes opened up about how he and his brother always had different opinions on Ronaldo and Messi when they were kids.
“This was the time of young Messi and Cristiano and the peak of Ronaldinho. Everywhere you went, kids would be having arguments about who was the best, and of course, it was no different with me and my brother,” said Fernandes.
“Who is gonna win the Ballon d’Or this year? Who scores better goals? Who is the GOAT? I was always Team Cristiano. My brother was always Team Messi,” he admitted.
“One Christmas, my brother and I went to Switzerland to stay with my dad. He was living there for work at the time. This was before the internet made it so easy to buy kits from all over the world. In Portugal, you couldn’t always find Premier League kits, and if you could, they were really expensive,” the Manchester United midfielder continued.
“One day, we went into a Nike shop, and our dad let us pick out two jackets. This was a big decision, you know? My brother chose a yellow Barcelona one because of Messi. And for me… well, I am proud to say that even back then, I was a man of sophistication.”
“I chose Man Utd, of course. I still remember that jacket so clearly. Blue with a single white stripe and a little bit of red. Because of Cristiano, my dream team in England was United,” he added.
This is not the first time Bruno Fernandes is talking fondly of Cristiano Ronaldo. Previously, he has praised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s ability to make any team stronger and has equally revealed that Cristiano always asks him about Manchester United.
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