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Liverpool star Diogo Jota uses Juventus star Ronaldo as benchmark

Liverpool star Diogo Jota says he aspires to play like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jota was paired alongside the Juventus superstar for Portugal's opening Euro 2020 clash with Hungary.

36-year-old Ronaldo scored two late goals in the 3-0 victory.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Jota said: "Cristiano was my idol – I saw him playing at the highest level at Manchester United, winning the Ballon d'Or and other awards.

"Being Portuguese, I've always looked up to him as an example to follow.

"When I made my international debut against Lithuania in November 2019, I came on as a substitute for him, which made the moment more special for me. I can only be grateful to have the opportunity to share a dressing room with him."

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