Manchester United ace forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally spoken regarding his retirement. Despite being 37, the player has aged like a fine win. He has five Ballon d’Ors to his name which speaks volumes about his consistency. Ever since he won the first Ballon d’Or in a Manchester United shirt, the player is always in the competition to win the title.
Cristiano Ronaldo gathered attention from every top European club ever since he decided to move away from Juventus. In the end, he signed for his former club Manchester United and has remained the top scorer for his team. In the ongoing Premier League season for Manchester United, he has eight goals and three assists to his name.
Here is what Cristiano Ronaldo had to say regarding his retirement
Speaking to one of the standard sports outlets, ESPN, Ronaldo mentioned:
Genetically I feel like I'm 30 years old. I take great care of my body and my mind. Something I've learned recently is that after 33, I believe the body can deliver if you need it, but the real battle is mental
The Portuguese international also spoke regarding what it needs to be on top of the tree and the reason behind the longevity.
Going through many things with the focus on the end goal of staying at a high level is the hardest thing, and that's what I've been doing for the last few years. I've been working and focusing more on working on my mind. I know my body will handle me because I have a lot of respect for it and I listen to it a lot
The player also dreams of playing till 42. Speaking on it, Ronaldo mentioned:
Life has to have important moments, for better or for worse, but when you fall you must have the strength to get up. I'm happy, I want to stay here and see what will happen. I want to find out if I'm going to play until I'm 40, 41, or 42, but the most important thing is that my daily goal is to enjoy the moment. (via: ESPN)