- Cristiano Ronaldo has netted 28 times during his debut season with Serie giants Juventus
- The 34-year-old, who has won five UCL titles and five Ballon d'Or helped Juve defend their Serie A title, but were knocked out of Europe by Ajax
- Ronaldo insists he is tired of proving his critics wrong all the time
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed it is very frustrating when he has to prove his doubters wrong every campaign.
According to the Daily Mail citing Marca, the Juventus forward, who moved to the Turin-based outfit for £100m from Real Madrid last summer insists he is now fully settled at his new home.
At the last count, Ronaldo has netted 28 times along with 13 assists this term to see Juventus defend their Serie A silverware, but could not claim the Champions League after Ajax ended their quest for the elusive trophy in the quarter-finals.
And the 34-year-old is furious that with five Champions League triumphs, a European Championship winners’ medal along with five Ballon d'Or, some persons are still demanding he proves himself.
“I won't deny that sometimes I get annoyed and tired because it seems as though every year I have to prove that I'm very good,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying to ICON Magazine from El Pais, as reported by Marca.
“It's difficult, you have extra pressure of having to prove something to people and it's not only for you, but your mother, your son.
“It makes you more active. You have to train, but there comes a time when you have to say "look, let me be...,” noted the Portuguese star, who believes that despite Juve’s surprise exit from the Champions League, he has played a significant role to Juventus title aspirations after the huge money switch from Madrid.
“You have to be humble. You have to learn that you don't know everything and, if you're smart, you improve little things that make you better as an athlete.
“'I've adapted perfectly at Juventus. They saw that I'm not a smoke seller.
“They saw that I'm Cristiano Ronaldo and that I am what I am because I take care of myself.
“Why have I won five Ballon d'Ors and five Champions Leagues?'
Interestingly, at 34, Ronaldo is not willing to slow as he maintains that age is just a number.
“People are always judging. They said 'it's over already, he's 33, 34 or 35 years of age,” he added.
“You want to surprise people,” he added, even as he was quick to add that there’s no perfect life, despite different views by people.
“They see me a person who can never have a problem,” he said.
“They see me as someone who can never be sad and never have worries because of my success and money. You have to understand that people don't think like you.
“I understand that and know that people are waiting with a shotgun for me to miss a penalty or fail in a big match.
PAY ATTENTION: Install Pitch Football app for FREE to easily access stats, news and live updates
“It's a big part of life and I have to be prepared, which I have been for many years now,” Ronaldo summed up.
The Portuguese strike netted a late leveler with an header for Juventus in their 1-1 draw with domestic rivals Torino on Friday night, May 3, at the Allianz Stadium.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he can venture into football coaching when he ends his playing career.
According to Goal.com report citing ICON magazine via, AS, .the 34-year-old, whose current deal at Juventus run out in 2022, has won five Ballons d'Or and five Champions League titles among numerous individual honours.
And the Portuguese superstar could consider coaching after he quitting active football.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better
Lionel Messi is a game changer and can destroy - Moses Simon | Legit TV