Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels says he is not worried about facing Cristiano Ronaldo when the Cherries entertain Real Madrid for a friendly on Sunday.

Daniels, 26, is a fond admirer of the Portuguese star - labelling him as the 'world's best player' - but he is relishing the prospect of facing him this weekend.

But despite this Daniels will not be giving the much-revered superstar any special treatment.

He told BBC Radio Solent: "No, the same as any player, try and watch the ball and not look at his dancing feet.

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

Real are expected to field a strong side at Goldsands stadium with the likes of Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria, Kaka and Luka Modric expect to be included in the Real squad.

Daniels is expected to line-up against the nine-time European Cup winners and Sunday and he says he is going to make the most of every minute of it.

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

"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."

This game will be played in soaring temperatures in front of a packed-house - despite the extravagant ticket prices - with Eddie Howe's side getting the perfect test before their Championship campaign commences on August 3 at home to Charlton. 

 

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