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Juventus attacker Kulusevski: Ronaldo words like petrol for me

Juventus attacker Dejan Kulusevski admits he's excited to now call Cristiano Ronaldo a teammate.

Kulusevski has joined Juve from Atalanta, having originally being signed in January.

“Cristiano is fantastic, he's very nice," Kulusevski said at a press conference. “He talks to everyone, even about things off the pitch.

“His words are like petrol, I'm lucky to play with him and I hope I can help him.

“Every day is a war, you must always be at 100 per cent. You can't come to the pitch and not be concentrated because everyone would notice immediately.

“I think I can give them energy; I want to have fun when I enter the pitch. I run a lot and I will do everything to help my team win."

The 19-year-old received an 'exciting' call from fellow Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of AC Milan, after signing with Juve.

“He was my idol, he opened doors in Sweden that no one had ever opened," Kulusevski added. “We talked, he called me, and it was exciting for me.

“When I was little, I never though Zlatan would call me."

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