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Mariano Gives Reason For Choosing Cristiano Ronaldo’s No. 7 Shirt

Posted by on August 12, 2019

Mariano Diaz, a Real Madrid striker who got signed to Real Madrid recently has explained why he chose to wear former Los Blancos forward, Cristiano Ronaldo’s No. 7 jersey at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Recall that Diaz was signed by Real Madrid from Lyon during the summer transfer window and was given the iconic jersey number. In an interview with Cadena COPE, the 25-year-old explained his reason for choosing the ex-Los Blancos all-time highest goalscorer jersey number.

“I don’t think it matters much. Does it add some pressure? Sure. But it was free and it’s a number I like and a challenge for me,”  Diaz said.“I’m happy to wear that number after so many legends like Amancio, Juanito, Butragueño, Raul…I saw them play when I was young. And Ronaldo, sure. It was free for someone to take, every Madrid fan knows it and they asked me what number I was going to take. I imagine somebody else could’ve taken it, I don’t know if they wanted to but I don’t think they didn’t dare to take it, there are some quality players who could wear 7 here as well”.

He added, “I don’t know when I’ll make my debut. I work so that it can be as soon as possible. I will just keep working hard. Lopetegui told me to keep doing what I’m doing right now”

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