Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has branded Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo a “smart ass” ahead of their meeting in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday.
Having progressed through the group stage of the tournament in Russia, the South American and European champions will go head-to-head in what should be an absorbing game. And it’s a match that is likely to contain some needle now too, with Vidal offering a candid assessment of Ronaldo.
“Cristiano is a smart ass,” he said to reporters in Russia, per Luke Augustus of MailOnline. “For me he does not exist. I have already told my Bayern Munich team-mate [and Germany international] Joshua Kimmich that we will meet again in the final!”
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