Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo has been telling him what to eat since his arrival in Turin.
The 24-year-old Brazilian joined the Serie A giants from Barcelona in the summer and has made 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season.
Over the last few months has had the opportunity to observe how one of the best players of all time trains by sharing a dressing room with Ronaldo.
And speaking to Marca Arthur lifted the lid on how impressed he has been with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s mentality
“I already knew it because people talk, the world of football is small and they tell you about it,” Arthur said.
“They tell you what he does, but when you see it up close it is impressive.
“There are days when we get back at two in the morning because we played late and he starts training.
“Who does that? Cristiano. I joke and tell him that he is sick, but what are you going to say to someone who has so many Ballons d’Or. Mentally he is very strong.”
Arthur also explained how much Ronaldo has been helping him settle in at Juventus – and has even gone as far as telling him what he should be eating.
“Since I arrived, he has helped me a lot because we speak the same language,” he added.
“He is always close and helps me, for example, in things that I have not understood. In food too, he even tells me what to eat.
“He cares about others, always tries to help and contribute something. I’ve been very lucky with Cristiano and with everyone in the dressing room, they are very good people.”
Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in 10 appearances for Juventus so far this season, and will look to get in on the act again when his side take on Genoa on Sunday.