Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina says that he never questioned that Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most noteworthy player, after the Portuguese genius motivated Real Madrid to a twelfth European title on Saturday.
Zinedine Zidane’s side cavorted to a 4-1 triumph at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, with Ronaldo netting twice to take his count to 12 in 13 Champions League coordinates this season.
Lemina, who was presented as a moment half substitute for the Old Lady, has expressed gratitude toward his adversary for fuelling his longing to play football.
“For me, he’s dependably been the best player on the planet,” 23-year-old Lemina told L’Equipe. “Much obliged to you to him for as yet being the place he is today, and for giving us the yearning to play football.”
Ronaldo let go Real ahead in the twentieth moment before Mario Mandzukic’s overhead kick soon subsequently sent the two sides in level at the break.
Casemiro struck a long-run thunderbolt six minutes after the break as Los Merengues again led the pack, before Ronaldo amplified the Spanish mammoths’ favorable position three minutes after the fact with a short proximity exertion.
“They didn’t take their triumph, regardless of the possibility that in the primary half it was tight,” Lemina proceeded. “We didn’t turn out well in the second half and the second objective hurt us, this strike from 35 meters.”
Substitute Marco Asensio got late on to finish the defeat and leave Lemina, who was presented 12 minutes from time, thinking about what may have been.
“The thrashing was intelligent in the second half, when we didn’t have many events,” the Gabon universal proceeded. “We didn’t play the match we needed to play, and on the whole, they were great.
“We realized that [the amusement would be decided] in the points of interest,” he included. “We’ve had a lovely season.”
It stays to be seen whether Lemina will at present be at Juve for any longer, with Arsenal only one club comprehended to be thinking about a move for the previous Olympique de Marseille man.