Patrice Evra has explained why nobody should go to Cristiano Ronaldo’s house for lunch.
Evra, who played with Ronaldo at Manchester United for three seasons, says the Portugal captain never gets tired of training.
Speaking to ITV’s World Cup podcast, he said: “I would advise anybody, when Cristiano invites you for lunch at his house, say no.
“So he said, ‘Patrice, come over after training.’ I went, you know I was exhausted, [and] at the table there was only salad and plain white chicken, so I was like, okay, and water, not any juice and we started eating and I was thinking some big meat would be coming after that but there was nothing.
“He just finished, and he stood u, and he started playing with a ball, doing some skill, and he said, ‘Let’s do some two-touch.’
“I was like, can I finish eating? ‘No, no let’s play two-touch,’ we start playing two touches. After that he said let’s go to the pool to swim, I was like okay… And after going to the jacuzzi, the sauna, I’m done.
“I say, ‘Cristiano why have we come here, have we come here because we have a game tomorrow, or just for lunch?’ So that’s why I would recommend to anyone when Cristiano invite you to his house, don’t go – say no because this guy, he’s a machine, he doesn’t want to stop training.