November 27, 2021

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‘Cristiano was my idol’ – Ronaldo sets the standard for Liverpool and Portugal star Jota

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The Reds forward admits to using a former Manchester United star as inspiration when it came to forging his own professional career.

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota admits the exploits of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United made a fellow Portuguese his “idol”, with the Reds star using a five-time Ballon d’Or winner as “an example to follow”.

Jota has told FourFourTwo: “Cristiano was my idol – I saw him playing at the highest level at Manchester United, winning the Ballon d’Or and other awards.

“Being Portuguese, I’ve always looked up to him as an example to follow. 

“When I made my international debut against Lithuania in November 2019, I came on as a substitute for him, which made the moment more special for me. I can only be grateful to have the opportunity to share a dressing room with him.”

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