If there’s ever been a saying which suggest Cristiano Ronaldo being a product of hard work and discipline, then, I must say that such statement is true and pure in it’s magnitude.
The 35-year-old could not end the year without a global recognition after losing the FIFA Best player of the year to Robert Lewandowski.
Ronaldo, recently added to his collections of individual honours, after he was named the ‘Player of the Century’, globe soccer finishing ahead of arc-rival Lionel Messi, Brazilian Ronaldinho and Liverpool’s talisman Mohamed Salah.
The Portuguese striker has enjoyed admiration from football fans and even from his colleagues as several young stars have labeled him a role model.
Despite being considered an inspiration by fans, Ronaldo is much more to his 11-year-old son who has shown interest to keep the Dad’s legacy when he finally takes off his boot.
Ronaldo reinstating his admiration for hard work and his intention to past it down to Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
tweeted after winning the ‘Player of the Century’, he wrote: “My son has potential, We’ll see if he will become a great footballer. Sometimes he drinks coke and eats crisps and it irritates me. I just want him to be the best in whatever he chooses to do. I always tell him, hard work is the most important.”
While collecting the ‘Player of the Century’ award at the Global Soccer Awards in Dubai, Ronaldo was asked about the future of football, to which he said: “The future is the kids. I see my son (Cristiano Jr) and he wants to look like me. But there is a long way to go for him.”
Ronaldo also said that as a parent, he needs to remain strong when dealing with his son – who loves the game as well.
Ronaldo then added, “I’m hard with him sometimes because he drinks Coca-Cola and Fanta, which is not good for the body. I fight with him when he eats chips and fries and everything – I don’t like it. Even my younger kids, I have four and want what is best for them but when they eat chocolate they always look at me and as a parent and I have to be strong.”
Elsewhere at the Globe Soccer Awards, Robert Lewandowski won Best Player of the Year, Hans Dieter Flick lifted the Best Coach of the Year award, and Iker Casillas was handed a Player Career Award.