Cristiano Ronaldo not only steals the spotlight when he is on the field of play, he also does it when he has to speak in front of the television cameras, even if the question is to argue his sporting performance, which on some occasions throughout his career they have criticized him.
The captain of the Portuguese team reflected on how difficult the last few months have been for him and his words are going around the world today. For some, these show his resilience and show how, despite being a star when he has the ball in his boots, off the pitch he is just another earthly being.
In the preview of the match against Liechtenstein for the qualifiers for the Eurocup, CR7 vented: “I believe that everything that happens in life has a reason for being. I am grateful for having gone through many things in life to be able to see who is really by my side, what is good for Cristiano. Because in a difficult moment you can see who is by your side.
Cristiano Ronaldo was also honest about the bad moments, like the one he experienced in the Qatar 2022 Soccer World Cup, when he was relegated to the substitution by DT Fernando Santos. At that time, the sports press turned to the player, since he was called to dazzle like Lionel Messi with Argentina and lead his team to the final.
“And it is true… I have no problem saying it, that in my career I have had many bad moments. On a personal level, first, and professionally, later. Repentance? I believe that in life there is no time to regret. Life goes on, life goes on. We learn from it, regardless of what we do, doing it well or not so well, it is part of our evolution as human beings”, he explained.
According to Cristiano, the obstacles he has encountered helped him not only to be one of the best players in history —as endorsed by the five Ballon d’Ors and the two The Best awards he has received—but better human being.
“I appreciate going through some difficulties, because when we are at the top of the mountain it is difficult to see what is below and many times I could not see. Now I can say that I am increasingly prepared not only as a player, but as a human being, and that for me was quite a learning experience. I had never gone through some things that I went through in these months and thank God I managed to see many things and I thank you. I am a better man, ”he concluded.
The new DT of Portugal praised Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was not the only one who was positive with his present and that of the Portugal team. The new DT of the team, Roberto Martínez, recognized how important CR7 is in the squad and the contribution to his teammates that having an experienced player like him implies.
“Cristiano is our captain, it is very important to be able to take advantage of that experience, but even more important is the degree of commitment from everyone. A new cycle with Cristiano Ronaldo makes us better (…). Everyone is there to add up, we have two games in a short time and it’s not a time to start or not, it’s to be involved and make ourselves better, ”he commented.
Although it is unlikely that Cristiano Ronaldo will play a new World Cup due to his age, the truth is that he still has a chance to shine with the Portugal team, perhaps in the European Championship, as he is doing with Al-Nassr, where, with ups and downs, shows that his quality as a footballer is intact.