May 20, 2022 – 23:24
Forward celebrated like the Portuguese at the Bernabéu in 2019
Emmanuel Dennis is a fan of Real Madrid and also of Cristiano Ronaldo. The now Watford forward had the chance to face the Merengues in the Champions League and his performance ended up having something ‘vindictive’. “I like Cristiano Ronaldo, but I didn’t like the way he left Real Madrid. He was one of the best players in Real Madrid’s history, but I had the feeling that he wasn’t respected enough when he left. Before the game I spoke to a friend and told him that if he scored a goal he would celebrate like Cristiano just to annoy the fans. ‘Brand’. Dennis scored twice against the Whites and allowed Club Brugge to draw (2-2) at the Bernabéu, a game he remembers fondly. “It was a big deal for me. I didn’t realize at the time how important it had been. It was after the game, when I saw the press, social media, the messages they sent me, that I said, ‘This was brutal. the fact of having celebrated Cristiano in one of the goals”, he said, referring to the characteristic jump that CR7 performs next to the corner flag.
By Flavio Miguel Silva