Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he is relishing a rough reception from Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium tonight.
The Manchester United superstar showed the constant abuse he receives can take its toll when he reacted to the flak from Aston Villa and Stoke fans earlier this season.
But before tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg, the World Player of the Year insisted he enjoys the attention and atmosphere of a hostile away ground.
"I love the fans who whistle and shout," said the Portuguese winger.
"I find that even normal away from home. I can't do anything about it. In fact, it doesn't bother me. I have to concentrate and help my team so I don't think about it.
"On the pitch, I am a target for the defenders so it is difficult to avoid certain things but I don't think people want to be really nasty.
"I have never had any serious problems. I am 100 per cent concentrated on the match."
But even Ronaldo admitted the sudden-death nature of the latter stages of the Champions League are enough to make him nervous.
"The Premier League is a long competition where you have to respect all the teams," he explained.
"In the Champions League, if you lose, you are going home, so the matches are more nervous."
The 24-year-old revealed he defies his age with some questionable musical tastes.
"I like hip hop and romantic songs like Sade, Phil Collins, George Michael, Elton John," he admitted. "But if I need a bit of energy, I listen to Brazilian music." I heart you, bb. Never change.
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The charge that Dimitar Berbatov always plays like he has a cigar on the go is closer to the truth than you might think.
Manchester United's strolling Bulgarian has confessed to practising his English by watching The Godfather gangster trilogy, and said of the The Godfather Part III's star Andy Garcia:
"Lots of people tell me that I look like him. He has actually influenced my choice of hairstyle and I have even studied the way he smokes so I can hold my cigarette in the same way." It is strange that he still surprises me because honestly, this man.