Ronaldo feels good, lives in the moment and wants to play football much more years
Cristiano is still one of the best players in Serie A. It’s hard to believe that he will soon be 36 years old. He never seems to stop.
At the ceremony, Ronaldo shared some thoughts about his future and principles of life. The Portugal international insisted he has no plans to slow down in his speech at the event in Dubai.
In the picture the forward is captured with the prize of the best player of the 21st century according to the Globe Soccer Awards. His girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his son are standing next to him:
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the prize with 38 percent of the votes. Barcelona striker Lionel Messi received 24% while Mo Salah from Liverpool was third in the vote, with 23% of the votes.
“I still feel good, sharp and in a good moment in my life,”the Juventus and Portugal star said in a video interview.
“I hope to play many, many years more, but you never know. If you feel motivated, it doesn’t matter. Cristiano now is good,”he said.
“When I speak with the young boys, I’m always giving advice to them that I say, ‘Enjoy the moment because we never know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Something can happen in your life with your family’.”
It’s tougher than expected for Juventus this season, with the nine-time defending Serie A champions unusually low in sixth place — 10 points behind leader AC Milan — albeit with 25 games remaining.
“My eyes see the future very, very bright. So, I’m happy with that.”
He is happy too that he has won titles with Lisbon club Sporting, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. Winning the European Championship with Portugal in 2016 leaves the World Cup as the only major prize to elude him.
“We have to have the steps under the ground because we won (in) 2016 and now we want to win the World Cup. Everything is possible, but you have to be realistic as well. I win titles with every club that I’ve played with. But the World Cup, it’s a dream.”
A taste of the 2022 World Cup will come with friendlies next year against host nation Qatar.
By then, Ronaldo will hope to be back playing in front of full crowds again, which the pandemic restrictions still prevent in Italy heading into 2021. Next year will also see Portugal defend its title in the rescheduled European Championship.
“I don’t like to play in stadiums without the fans. It’s like to go to the circus and to (not) see clowns,”he stated.
Other winners of the ceremony are Josep Guardiola as a Manager of the Century, Real Madrid as a Team of the Century and Jose Mendes as a Agent of the Century:
- This season, the 35-year-old Portuguese played 10 games in Serie A and scored 12 goals.
- Ronaldo will turn 36 in February. His contract with Juventus runs until the summer of 2022.
- Cristiano Ronaldo scored more league goals than any other player in Europe’s top five divisions in 2020.