The footballer says it is a pleasure to play alongside the Portuguese forward, but that he “hates” not scoring goals.
Playing against Cristiano Ronaldo is a football lesson by itself, but playing alongside the Portuguese superstar is like going to football university.
And for Rodrigo Bentancur, playing together with Ronaldo is an amazing opportunity, and he told Goal what he learned from this experience.
“When I heard about the signing, we all had the uncertainty of whether he was going to join us, if he was going to share in the dressing room – that’s how it was,” he said.
“We were intrigued about his personality and we have seen a very simple guy. He has dinner with the group, stays with us in the rooms… He even loves the ‘mate’ that I brought from Uruguay! He always stays chatting with us after dinner.”
“It is amazing. It impresses us all how he trains. He never likes to lose and that is what has led him to win so much and be what he is,” he continued.
“Before knowing him, he generated some talk. Now he has shown us his simplicity outside the pitch. It is a pleasure to have him as a team-mate.”
He added: “Cris does not like to lose, he wants to win and score. Maybe, sometimes, we win 4-0 and he does not score – he goes mad at that. But it’s because of his ambition. His winning mentality is what has led him to be among the two best in the world. He is a winner and he shows it in every game.”
“For me, it is a very good season, beyond what happened in the Champions League against Ajax.”