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Southampton captain Fonte drawing inspiration from Portugal captain Ronaldo

Southampton captain Jose Fonte is drawing inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portuguese defender Fonte's fine form this season earned him a first international call-up earlier this month when he got the chance to mix Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo.

Fonte said: "It is always a great honour to be with the best in the world and to be in and around great players like Cristiano.

"For me, training with him gives me more strength to keep working and keep getting better and better. It was a good first step and I showed my qualities.

"I didn't manage to get a game but the manager said that more opportunities will come.

"I just need to keep working for my team and my club and hopefully the first cap will come."

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