Unbelievable: Townsend reveals why he copied Ronaldo’s Siu celebration
Andros Townsend has said that he copied Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebration as a mark of respect to the Manchester United forward, after his finsh helped Everton frustrate their hosts at Old Trafford.
The Toffees winger finished a slick counter-attack move in the second half to cancel out Anthony Martial’s opener
However, struck before the break and ensure the spoils were shared in the Premier League.
Andros Townsend celebrated by replicating Ronaldo’s famous trademark run to the corner afterwards
but has now claimed that it was not meant to be anything other than a tribute to the Red Devils man.
“This guy is my idol,” Townsend told BT Sport when asked about the celebration at full-time.
“I grew up watching him, [spent] hours on the training pitch trying to execute his techniques”.
“I maybe need to spend longer on his celebration! It wasn’t great execution! But it was [for] respect to Cristiano Ronaldo.
“[I’m] honoured to be on the same field as him.”