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WWE superstar John Cena says Cristiano Ronaldo is his favourite footballer

John Cena said Cristiano Ronaldo is his favourite football player, and also spoke about a role for himself in the Premier League during a recent chat show.

other sports Updated: Dec 15, 2017 11:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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WWE superstar John Cena said Cristiano Ronaldo is his favourite football player during a recent chat show appearance. (HT Photo)

WWE superstar John Cena, recently revealed that his favourite football player is Real Madrid superstar and 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristano Ronaldo.

“If I had to name some famous footballers, I would start and end with Cristiano Ronaldo. That’s it,” Cena said while talking to football expert Mark Lawrenson in a chat show on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Cena also spoke about Premier League and said that though he had never seen a Premier League game live, he had fond memories of visiting Tottenham ground during his wrestling-tour to London in 2008.

“Tottenham were playing the same night I had a WWE event in London. But I was able to go and see the stadium and I was lucky enough to actually walk on the pitch,” he said during the show adding that the Spurs’ home ground reminded him of an old baseball stadium back in America with its nostalgic feel.

When asked to select a role for himself in the Premier League, the American wrestler laughed it off saying he would be good enough to only warm the benches in the high-voltage competition.

“If I were to play myself, I would be on the bench because I have watched a few games, and it is a lot of running – I don’t run very well, or very far. I could maybe go in goal but there is a lot of pressure on the goalie, because the net is so big and the goalies are so small, so it is tough to block the shots,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

When the show host pushed him further, the superstar gave an answer that fits perfectly with his “Never Give Up” catchphrase.

“I think being an inspirational coach might be my best role.”

First Published: Dec 15, 2017 11:14 IST