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The Italy international and former Sassuolo’s forward Nicola Sansone made the switch to the Spain side club Villarreal F.C. in the summer only to play against his Idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
As the current Villarreal forward Nicola Sansone has recently revealed that the chance to face Cristiano Ronaldo was part of the reason why he moved to La Liga side.
The 25-year-old Nicola Sansone has made the move from the Italian side Sassuolo in August of 2016 and has settled well in Spain, scoring five goals in 11 league appearances for Villarreal F.C.
And recently admitted in an interview that to play against his idol Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the reasons Nicola Sansone decided to come to Spain.
Nicola Sansone: "I decided to come to Spain to play against my idol Cristiano Ronaldo. When I shook his hand, I was smiling like a child." pic.twitter.com/DGRGDEjVVV
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As Nicola Sansone told to Corriere dello Sport,
"One of the reasons I decided to come to Spain was to play against my idol Cristiano Ronaldo,"
"When I shook his hand, I was smiling like a child.
"I asked for his shirt, but he was annoyed by the draw. He told me he would give it to me next time."
After a fine start to the season, Villarreal sitting third in the table also they held Real Madrid 1-1 in September.
And according to statement Villarreal target is to move to the knockout stage of the Europa League and reach the top four positions in the league.
“The goal is to move to the next stage of the Europa League,"
"And reach the top four positions in the league." Nicola Sansone concluded.