- Cristiano Ronaldo is strong enough to play until he clocks 40, Portugal boss Fernando Santos claims
- The Juventus striker has continued to be in scoring form for the club and country since the new season started
- Ronaldo became the first player to score 450 goals in the top five leagues in Europe following his brace against Roma
Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to play at the topflight level until he is 40-year-old, according to Portugal coach, Fernando Santos.
The 35-year-old does not look like he is slowing down at the moment as he continues to break records in the round leather game.
Ronaldo scored his 450th league goals as he helped salvaged a 2-2 draw with Roma despite playing most part of the game with ten men.
And Santos believes the Portuguese captain is physically strong enough to continue playing until his body slows down.
Santos told TVI24:
“Cristiano is ready to play until he’s 40, but he doesn’t know if it will happen.
“At some point he may feel that he no longer has the same conditions.
“He’s not a player who will lower his level, when he feels like he can’t be Ronaldo, he won’t.”
Ronaldo has come out of the blocks firing this season, with five goals in his opening three games for club and country.
Ronaldo scored his 101st international goal for the Selecao during their Nation League fixture against Sweden, scoring two fantastic goals in their 2-0 win.
The former Real Madrid man also found the back of the net in Andreas Pirlo's debut as Juventus manager when they defeated Sampdoria by 3-0 in their first Serie A game.
He became the first player to score 450 goals in Europe's top five leagues and CR7 will be looking to add to his tally when they host Napoli on matchday 3 in the Italian topflight division.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to add more goalscoring records to his name after helping Juventus earn a 2-2 draw against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Portuguese superstar scored in each half of the game and helped Juventus come back twice to earn a draw with ten men.
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