Former Real Madrid defender Pepe is quite familiar with Cristiano Ronaldo but he has never had the experience of playing against him.
This Wednesday,FC Porto
in the first leg of the round of 16 of the football Champions League, scheduled for 20:00 GMT.
“We hope to win, but also know that it’s going to be very difficult,”
Pepe told the official UEFA website
“Juventus are a team who can count on some great players, including the best in the world Cristiano Ronaldo, so it won’t be easy.
“We’ll give it our best and will try to follow the indications of our coach so that we can fight over the two legs to reach the next round.”
Pepe was Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate both atReal Madrid
and the national team.
“It’ll be special to face him, as I’ve never actually played against Ronaldo throughout my career. I trained with him many times, though.
“It’s Porto against Juventus more than Pepe vs Ronaldo, though, and I hope we can beat Juve for the first time.”