Bournemouth not fazed by Ronaldo

Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels has insisted he is not fazed by the prospect of facing Cristiano Ronaldo.

The English club face Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly on Sunday, and the 26-year-old has claimed that he is ‘looking forward’ to pitting himself against ‘the best in the world’.

"He is arguably the best player in the world and I'm looking forward to it," Daniels told BBC Radio Solent.

"You just see the shirt and not the face until there is a break in play. You just go into automatic mode.

"Everyone is worrying about whether they are going to be in the team rather than the game itself.

"It does matter, for nostalgia really. I am not going to have too many opportunities to play against Real Madrid in my career.

"Everyone is really looking forward to it. Everyone wants to play, is up for it and raring to go.

"We have to press them, play high tempo and try and get the ball back and keep it. I don't think there is a big difference in fitness but they can keep the ball.

"We all watch Champions League football, we try and learn off these players and there will be a few starstruck people."

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