Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo on UEFA Champions League and iconic overhead kick for Real Madrid
Posted: 17 July 2018 Time: 20:00
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a warning to Europe's elite ahead of the next UEFA Champions League campaign.
Ronaldo, 33, lead Real to four UEFA Champions League triumphs over the past five seasons and is currently the record goal scorer in the competition.
While media have often dubbed him as 'Champions League obsessed', he's played down the notion but insists the wait that spans longer than two decades will come to an end.
"I don't see the Champions League as an obsession," Ronaldo said at a news conference on Monday. "As the president has told me, it's not an obsession but a dream.
"I'm here to help Juventus make it come true. It's possible."
In reference to the bicycle-kick goal he scored at the Allianz Stadium last season, Ronaldo admitted the applause he received from the home support was a contributing factor in his decision to join the club.
"I remember that goal, against 'my' club," he told Sky Sport Italia. "I remember I was very happy, not just for having scored, but one detail which made a difference was how the fans applauded me, and that was a surprise. I didn't expect it.
"I already liked this club, but after that moment, I liked it even more so. Juve are a great club and they've given me a great opportunity, so I don't think [signing] is just down to that goal, although it certainly helped. I told my agent that the only club I would leave Real for was Juventus."