In an honest interview regarding his professionalism and the ageing process, Cristiano Ronaldo has stated his ambition to remain among football’s greatest for a while longer.
Now 33, the Real Madrid star has spoken of his contentment on a personal level and that his professional hopes and dreams continue to show no bounds.
“I have ambition, a lot of ambition,” he told Italy’s GQ magazine. “I think everyone should chase their dreams. I chased mine and I want to keep doing it, to improve and reach more.”
“Life is a continuous challenge from every point of view,” added the winger. “It is very interesting, especially for a sportsman. I try to be at my peak physical level because it is very important for my profession. I have to be at 100 percent and I take it very seriously.
“Now, I don’t do the same things I did 10 years ago. To maintain yourself at this level you must make sacrifices.
“I can no longer do certain things, surely I cannot do the things I did when I was 20 years old.”