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Crotone forward reveals he was snubbed by Cristiano Ronaldo while trying to exchange jerseys

Crotone talisman Simy Nwankwo has revealed that he tried and failed in his try to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey in February.

Juventus clashed with Crotone in February and gained the sport comfortably courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo brace and a Weston McKennie strike.

Simy got here off the bench in that recreation, however wasn’t ready to encourage a comeback. He did have the possibility to ask Cristiano Ronaldo for his jersey after the sport.

To Simy’s disappointment, Cristiano Ronaldo had already given his jersey to his compatriot Pedro Pereira post-game.

“I attempted to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, however he gave it to Pedro Pereira who’s Portuguese like him,” Simy instructed Tribuna.

It stays to be seen if Simy will get one other probability to ask Cristiano Ronaldo for his jersey, because the Portuguese has been closely linked with a transfer away from Juventus.

But contemplating the gentleman that Ronaldo is, it gained’t be a shock if Simy has his want and the Portuguese reaches out to him with a particular reward.

Simy goals of getting Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski’s jersey as well as to Cristiano Ronaldo’s

Exchanging jerseys on the finish of the sport is nothing new, however issues have turn into stricter within the on-going pandemic state of affairs.

Ronaldo and Messi are two of essentially the most admired footballers on this planet, and so typically different gamers will be seen round them asking to swap jerseys with the 2 stars.

Robert Lewandowski is one other participant who appears to have damaged into the class of extraordinary gamers after his goal-scoring exploits.

The Pole has all the time been a constant goal-scorer, however his performances final season transcended all different seasons as he helped Bayern Munich to an unprecedented six trophies.

Simy has admitted that he would really like to have Messi and Lewandowski’s jerseys as effectively.

“I would [also] like those of Messi and Lewandowski,” Simy revealed.

Simy himself has accomplished exceedingly effectively within the Serie A this season. His targets – 19 of them – weren’t ready to maintain Crotone within the high flight, however he finds himself degree with the likes of Ciro Immobile and Luis Muriel within the Serie A goal-scoring charts.

Published 04 May 2021, 12:36 IST

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