- Cristiano Ronaldo can continue playing is until he is 40 years old, Paulo Ferreira claims
- The former Chelsea star admitted he is not surprised seeing Ronaldo still playing at 35
- Ferreira played together with Ronaldo in four different international tournaments with Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo will play up until he becomes 40 years of age, former international teammate Paul Ferreira claims, cited on Goal.
The Juventus striker is 35 and remains one of the best strikers of the game with recording-breaking numbers in the Serie A.
Ferreira has played with Ronaldo in four different tournaments including the European Championships and the World Cup.
And the former Chelsea defender still believes his former teammate will play for the next four or five years which would see CR7 clock 40 before hanging his boots.
"I've known Cristiano for a long time," the former right-back told Goal at the London Football Awards. "His attitude, how professional he is, how hard he works – they are all outstanding.
"Until his body doesn’t allow him to play anymore, he will stay at this level. And I think he will last for four or five years more.
"He is still an important player who everyone respects. He is still feared because he can decide a game.
"I saw him develop of course. I played with and against him from the time he was 18 and he deserves to still be at this level for everything he has achieved and all the work he has put in.
"To still be playing at this level at 35, you have to look after yourself. You need to work hard, rest and eat properly.
"He does all that so when he says, he can go on until 40, I agree. Let’s see how his body handles it but if he doesn’t get injuries, then he can definitely do it."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo got tongues wagging after he posed in undies to show off his six-pack toned physique, cited on The Sun.
The Juventus striker is currently in self-isolation but that did not stop him from giving fans something to cheer about on Father's Day.
The 35-year-old partnered with a lingerie firm called Yamamay and posed for different shots in his cool-looking pants with his tanned physique.
Legit.ng also reported that Odion Ighalo has opened up that he could not afford to put a name on his Man United jersey while growing up.
The Nigerian striker is currently living his dream at Old Trafford since his January move from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
And the 30-year-old has impressed and proved doubters wrong scoring three goals in eight match in a Red Devils' shirt.
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