Footballing icon and all round sex god (or so he likes to think). Cristiano Ronaldo is actually, believe it or not, quite the shy guy. Preferring to showcase his talent on the pitch, Cristiano rarely gives interviews. However in the sparse occasions that he does talk to the cameras, be sure to expect a treat. Here are 7 of the most memorable Cristiano Ronaldo interview quotes.
Number Seven: On His Big Break
When joining for Manchester United. A young Cristiano was overjoyed. Recalling his first match and the beginning of a beautiful working relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson. Ronaldo recalls. “I was saluted by Sir Alex Ferguson when I was subbed and that made me very happy.”
Number Six: On Becoming A Legend
“I would be very proud if, one day, I’m held in the same esteem as George Best or David Beckham. It’s what I’m working hard towards.” On the brink of stardom. Ronaldo had know idea what he was in for.
Number Five: On Being Humble
”I’m humble in the way that I always like to learn… Probably maybe for you or for many people, I’m the best player but I still want to learn.” Different from the Ronaldo we all love and know today. He actually started off quite humble…kind of.
Number Four: On The Cristiano We Know Today
“Maybe they hate me because I’m too good.” And so it begins. Cocky Cristiano gives us a snippet of what the future had in store.
Number Three: On His Enemies
“I don’t understand referees. It appears like some players can’t even be touched, but in my case, everyone can hit me as hard as they can.” Poor Cristiano. Even the referees are out to get him!
Number Two: On The Cristiano Ronaldo Movie
When discussing the movie about his life. Cristiano answered as only Cristiano would.
Cristiano: I just was in shock, a movie about me?
Interviewer: Why me? Why not Lionel Messi?
Cristiano: No I understand them, they are looking for the best player in the world so…
Number One: On Football
”Without football, my life is worth nothing.” Beneath the cocky exterior and handsome looks the only thing that really matters for Cristiano Ronaldo is his love for the beautiful game.