Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken modestly about his aspirations for his future playing with Real Madrid. Whilst still not mentioning the name of the club who have agreed an £80m transfer for him, Ronaldo reckons he still has some way to go before reaching his peak.
I can’t help but think that he is going to end up disappointed and I hope he is. I can’t possibly see how he could ever better a 42 goals in 47 game season, winning the league and European Cup at the end of it. Still, he reckons that because he is Cristiano Ronaldo, he can win more medals than anybody else. I think Giggsy might have a thing or two to say about that though!
“I love it when people jeer me,” said Ronaldo. “I love to see the hate in their eyes, to hear the insults. It doesn’t bother me. It’s true lots of people hate me but there are even more who love me and who support me. I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately, that happens rarely.”
Ronaldo reckons he hasn’t hit his peak performance yet though and thinks that he can improve on his current position among the best of the best.
“I still have a long way to go,” he continued. “I really want to re-write the history of football. I am aware I’m already among the best of the best but I want to continue to write many more beautiful pages.”
Lionel Messi stole the show in the European Cup final, making it almost certain he will take Ronaldo’s current crown of FIFA World Player of the Year, but Ron doesn’t believe he has anything to feel inferior about.
“I have nothing to envy Lionel for,” he added. “I don’t compare myself to others. I am Cristiano Ronaldo – and I can win more medals than anybody else. I don’t like to relax. The fans want to see a great Cristiano Ronaldo so I try to never disappoint.”