Approaching his thirty sixth birthday in February, Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of slowing down.
“I nonetheless really feel good, sharp and in a very good second in my life,” the Juventus and Portugal star stated in a video interview. “I hope to play many, a few years extra, however you by no means know.”
The ahead nonetheless has one other full season on his contract at Juventus, expiring in 2022 when retirement will not be thought of.
“For those who really feel motivated, it doesn’t matter. Cristiano now’s good,” he stated. “After I communicate with the younger boys, I’m at all times giving recommendation to them that I say, ‘Benefit from the second as a result of we by no means know what’s going to occur tomorrow. One thing can occur in your life with your loved ones’.”
It is harder than anticipated for Juventus this season, with the nine-time defending Serie A champions unusually low in sixth place — 10 factors behind chief AC Milan — albeit with 25 video games remaining.
“My eyes see the long run very, very shiny,” Ronaldo stated. “So, I’m pleased with that.”
Blissful too that he has gained titles with Lisbon membership Sporting, Manchester United, Actual Madrid and Juventus. Successful the European Championship with Portugal in 2016 leaves the World Cup as the one main prize to elude him.
“We have now to have the steps beneath the bottom as a result of we gained (in) 2016 and now we need to win the World Cup,” Ronaldo stated. “All the pieces is feasible, however you need to be real looking as properly.”
A style of the 2022 World Cup will include friendlies subsequent yr towards host nation Qatar.
“I win (titles with) each membership that I’ve performed with,” Ronaldo stated. “However (the) World Cup, it’s a dream.”
By then, Ronaldo will hope to be again taking part in in entrance of full crowds once more, which the pandemic restrictions nonetheless stop in Italy heading into 2021. Subsequent yr may also see Portugal defend its title within the rescheduled European Championship.
“I don’t prefer to play in stadiums with out the followers,” he stated. “It’s prefer to go to the circus and to (not) see clowns.”