Bruno Fernandes has stated that his international teammate Cristiano Ronaldo inspires him even when he has had a bad game, Goal.
The Man United midfielder has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of his role model after lighting up his campaign in the Premier League since he joined United from Sporting Lisbon.
Ronaldo has won five Champions League titles and the same number of Ballon d’Or awards in his illustrious career and Fernandes has already been dimed fit to stepping into his shoes.
Fernandes claims he has learnt a lot from the Portuguese captain in terms of making continuous improvements and getting over setbacks.
The 26-year-old would have learnt some lessons as he was on the losing team when United were beaten in the Europa League finals by Spanish side Villarreal.
Fernandes who is currently in camp with the Portuguese national team with Ronaldo ahead of Euro 2020, revealed on Man United website on how he emulates his mentor.
“My mentality comes a little bit from understanding what sort of player you want to be. Do you want to be that player who has a good season, and maybe goes up and down, up and down, or do you want to be the player who always wants to be at the top? Okay, you will have bad games for sure, everyone has – Cristiano has had bad games, 100 per cent – but the point is, coming back from a bad game.
“Coming back with the mentality that is, ‘okay I didn’t play well in that last game and I really need to do well in this one’. The mentality to do better day after day is really important for me. I’m improving a lot because of this, and that was my biggest motivation.”