"I can say for sure that this has been the best year of my career, collectively and individually, and I am enjoying the moment", added the 32-year-old, who was announced as the victor of the prize after Thursday's draw in Monaco for this season's Champions League group stage. "A very hard group with one of the biggest candidates to reach the final [in Juventus] and a team who made an incredible investment on top of a fantastic team they had, so a big, big candidate".
"Football is played within the four lines of the pitch and that's where Cristiano won", Mendes said.
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I didn't know him or the players, but I knew the situation. "I am happy with him and he has improved a lot in the last 10 days". He's very young for a striker, he can improve more. "Cesc is still out", he said. "He is working in water.
"It would be nice for us to count some players among those who were given awards, but football is a team sport and we will face this Champions League with great determination", he said.
"It is the first time that an Egyptian player features in the shortlist".
Defending champions Real Madrid will be once again looking to continue their dominance in Europe, after having won the tournament three times in a row.
"So I think, 'Why is he calling me now, we spoke last night?' It is than that he announced to me his decision to quit".
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Gina Moorman attended Tuesday night's sorority ceremony in Franklin's honor and returned Wednesday. Green said Franklin's attire and pose communicated both power and comfort, as she did in life.
"Apart from Barcelona, Inter might suffer against Tottenham". "I am happy because Luka has won, he is a player of ours and he had merit to win it".
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde says his side are up against a "powerful group" after drawing Tottenham, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven in Thursday's Champions League draw in Monaco.
"There will be a lot of passion around our matches in this group with Napoli, Liverpool and Red Star".
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Meanwhile, Benfica had an easier time of it away to PAOK , coming from behind to win 4-1 (5-2 agg.) at Toumba Stadium. Jurgen Klopp's men reached the final last time around and have won all three of their games so far this season.