The Portuguese international teammates enjoy a fulfilled relationship, even if they are at their respective clubs
Jose Fonte says he writes daily to international team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and asks him to come to Lille – and the defender said he gets the same dismissive feedback with every attempt.
Ronaldo laughs at the ambitious effort every time, Fonte says and concludes the requests to leave Juventus.
However, Fonte did not give up and jokingly said he would like to beat his friend Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 title. Messi joined Lille’s rival Barcelona this week.
What was said?
“It will be even more difficult for us [now that Messi is in France], but we face the challenge, ”Fonte said TalkSport. ‘Every day I write to Cristiano Ronaldo to come to Lille. He just replies, ‘ha ha ha’.
‘We’ll try to use our weapons, and I’ll try to bring Cristiano back in some way. I’m making a plan! All he has to do is [win] the French title. “
Jokes aside, it will be an uphill battle for Lille to retain its league crown with PSG one of the best forward lines ever seen.
Fonte (37) admitted as much as he thought PSG’s attack was coming down on him.
‘What a challenge to have, what a thing [possibly] says to your children: ‘We played against Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, and we managed not to concede goals,’ said Fonte. “It will be interesting to see how competitive the league is this season.”
When will Lille PSG play next?
The defending champions meet PSG on 31 October at Parc des Princes.