TURIN- Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he is “different” from other players of his age who usually move to China or the United States or even Qatar for big money deals.
During his unveiling as a Juventus player, where he outlined that his main goal is to bring the Champions League to the Seria A champions.
With the world cup over, the football world now turns its eyes back to their domestic leagues and Ronaldo’s $117 million move from European champions Real Madrid has part more spotlight to the Italian league and said he is not “here on holiday”.
“I’m different from other players who think their careers are over when they’re my age,” said the 33-year-old Portugal captain.
“I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different.
‘Players of my age go to China or Qatar so coming to such an important club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner during hispress conference was as confident as ever and conducted it largely in Portuguese at Juve’s state-of-the-art Allianz Stadium that was attended by media from across the world, saying that he had “nothing to prove to anyone”.
“The numbers are there, everyone knows what I’ve done for football, but I’m ambitious and I like challenges,” he said.
“I didn’t want to stay in my comfort zone after what I did for Manchester United and Real Madrid. I want to leave my mark on Juve.”
“We’re going to fight for not just Champions League, but also Serie A and the others trophies,” he said.
“I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won. I hope I can help.”
He was humbled by the welcome he received in Turin, he said, “It was a stunning moment to be welcomed this way,”
“It increases your motivation to start work. I hope I can reward them.”
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