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Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I wanted to play for Juventus as a child'

Ronaldo: 'I wanted to play for Juve as a child'
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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reveals that he has wanted to play for the Italian giants since he was a child.

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he has wanted to play for the Italian giants since he was a child.

Ronaldo, who moved to Turin earlier this summer following a highly-decorated spell with Real Madrid, is expected to make his debut for Massimiliano Allegri's team in a friendly match on Sunday.

Speaking to Juventus TV, the Portuguese attacker also spoke about the standing ovation that he received after scoring an overhead kick against the Serie A club in the Champions League.

"It's nice to be here, I'm happy, when I chose to play in Juventus there was not a specific moment," Ronaldo said. "We've met Juventus on a couple of occasions in recent years and I've always had the feeling that Italian fans liked Cristiano. Juve is the most important club in Italy, one of the best in the world.

"The fans after the overhead kick? It was amazing. Something like this had never happened to me. When you play the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus, you can see signs and the whole stadium applauds you, it's incredible! It was a beautiful feeling. At first I was surprised.

"Why did I choose Juve? It's a great club, first of all. Since I was a child I knew this team and I hoped that one day I could play with it."

Ronaldo has won five Champions League crowns in his career to date.

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