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Juventus star Douglas Costa on Cristiano Ronaldo’s work ethic: ‘I have never seen a player like that’

Juventus winger Douglas Costa has this evening discussed the incredible work ethic of new Bianconeri teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

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After weeks of speculation following the end of his World Cup campaign with Portugal this summer, Ballon D’Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo was heavily linked with a move away from Real Madrid, in the wake of an apparent falling out with Blancos’ president Florentino Perez.

The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG were heavily linked with moves for the Portuguese superstar but, in the end, it was Serie A giants Juventus who shocked the footballing world to secure a deal for Ronaldo, as the Old Lady ramp up their efforts to secure their latest Champions League crown.

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MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 11: Mario Mandzukic of Juventus celebrates with teammate Giorgio Chiellini after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 11, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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In the aftermath of Ronaldo’s arrival, there has been an inevitable buzz among both Juventus’ fans and players alike, with videos on the club’s social media pages over the last week having highlighted the air of excitement around the Bianconeri’s training ground ahead of the new season.

And one of those who is expected to play a starring role alongside Ronaldo in Juve’s attack this season, Douglas Costa, has today opened up on a particular aspect of Ronaldo’s game which he has been taken aback by during their training sessions together to this point.

Speaking in an interview with 9SportPro earlier today, Costa admitted to being shocked by the sheer commitment and worth ethic displayed by the former Manchester United star, explaining:

‘It is impossible to follow Cristiano Ronaldo in training. When we arrive, he is already training, when we leave he is still training, I have never seen a player like that.’

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