“Playing against players like him is what every player wants” – Sergio Busquets praises Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of their UEFA Nations League clash
Barcelona FC and Spanish veteran Sergio Busquets spoke about it real MadridCristiano Ronaldo’s Champions League win and his future at Barca.
Busquets is currently training with the national team ahead of the international break. The defensive midfielder took some time to talk about his future at Barcelona and also mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo. Spain meet Portugal in tomorrow’s UEFA Nations League.
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What did Sergio Busquets say about Cristiano Ronaldo?
When asked about the Portugal-Ronaldo duel, Busquets said: “Cristiano Ronaldo? Playing against players like him is what every player wants and desires. I’m happy to continue playing against him.”
If Busquets comes into action this Thursday, he will equal Xavi’s appearance record for Spain national team. He said he’s looking forward to it and will be very happy to reach the milestone. “What really counts is the experience we’ve gained,” said the Barcelona captain.
The 33-year-old also applauded Real Madrid’s brave Champions League win over Liverpool. Ee appreciated Real Madrid for their incredible comebacks throughout the tournament.
He said, “If Madrid won the Champions League, it’s because they reached the final. If they won it, it’s because they deserve it and they’re just champions.” He also said he envies Real Madrid’s comebacks and that his current focus is on national team duties.
When asked about his future at Barcelona, he said he has a contract with Barca and he has the World Cup in mind. “It’s not important now. Now it’s important to end the season well and have a good UEFA Nations League,” he said.
And to keep up the very high level at his age, he says he tries to watch his diet, work out, get good rest and focus on what he needs to do. With the football calendar getting more intense by the day, he will try to keep going for as long as possible.
Sergio Busquets is expected to return to action when Spain take on Portugal in the UEFA Nations League.
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