Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wants to learn Turkish, his Juventus teammate Merih Demiral said.
"Ronaldo wants to learn Turkish every day. So do (Paulo) Dybala and my other teammates. They also teach me Spanish," Demiral said in an interview published Sunday.
The Turkish defender also said he is often greeted with "günaydın" (Turkish for "good morning") by Juventus teammates and staff.
Several days ago Ronaldo was seen cursing in Turkish during Demiral's live broadcast on Instagram.
At Real Madrid, Ronaldo's previous club, the Portuguese striker played with Turkish internationals Nuri Şahin and Hamit Altıntop, and formed a deadly attacking duo with German-Turkish playmaker Mesut Özil.
Demiral also revealed that his Juventus teammates follow other Turkish players in Europe and constantly inquire about them.
"The success of Turks is being talked about in Europe. The more we play here, the more we pave the way for youngsters. We talk with Chiellini all the time. (He often) asks about Burak Yılmaz and Hakan Çalhanoğlu," he said.
Meanwhile, legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon sent Turkish national team coach Şenol Güneş his signed jersey after learning from Demiral that Güneş used to be a goalkeeper.
Demiral is currently at a training camp in the Mediterranean resort city Antalya as the Turkish national team prepares for Euro 2020, slated to start next month.
Turkey will play Italy in the opening match of the tournament on June 11. Wales and Switzerland are two other teams in Group A.
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