Porto defender, Pepe has heaped praise on Juventus striker and Portugal teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The pair played together at Real Madrid.
“I admire Cristiano a lot, for me, he’s the best player of all time,” said Pepe in an interview with TNT Sports.
“Ronaldo managed to do what no one else did. He won in England, Spain, Italy, and even in Portugal. He was our captain, many people criticize him without knowing who he really is.
“Ronaldo was with me at Real Madrid when Casillas knocked me out twice. On one occasion Cristiano came to see me in the hospital because he saw that my injury was a serious one.
“During the Champions League match, I told him ‘You will play because I want to win with you on the field’. Cristiano replied ‘Okay, with me you will win on the field, but I will be the one to make it to the next round”.