Sampdoria defender reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s promise

Sampdoria defender Jacopo Sala spoke to Il Secolo XIX about his campaign with the Blucerchiati. The former Verona man also commented on his last Serie A game played against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus. “He is a top player, he tricked me twice. The first one: he scored one goal and I could’ve done more. I watched the action on the replay and I could have forced him to kick with his weak foot”.

“The second trick was after the final whistle. I asked his shirt but he had already given it to another one of my team-mates. He promised, however, that he’d give it to me the next time we play one against the other”.

“During the game he doesn’t say a word. He is just focused on the game and his performance, he impressed me”.

“I had never played more than four games in a row, I knew there were criticisms but now my performances are good. I marked Ronaldo and things are changing”.