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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals his biggest fear is dying young

Snehartho Dey
10.78K   //    29 Aug 2015, 12:11 IST
Ronaldo got off to a slow start in the La Liga as he failed to register himself on the scoresheet against Gijon

Real Madrid ace forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that the thought of dying at an early age is what frightens him the most.

The 30-year-old has always prioritised family ahead of everything else and has stated on several occasions of how they are the most important thing to him in his life besides football. Ronaldo has been a lot active on social media recently and has posted pictures of him spending time with his 5-year-old son Cristiano Jr.

And the Portuguese star wants to continue with the good times as he hopes to live a long prosperous life with his loved ones alongside him.

"My greatest fear is dying young," Talking to Libero, he said, "I don't want to die young. I want to die an old man, at 80 or 90 years old.”

"I try to do normal things with my family, my friends, my son. I try to be as normal as possible. My favourite pastime is playing with my son. The people around me, they always spur me on. They are a source of good vibes and positive energy and that's the most important thing for me.

"I try to enjoy the moment. I like playing football and I want the fans to enjoy it as much as I do," added the three-time Ballon d’Or winner.

‘My goal is to try to be the best’

Ronaldo’s ambition to achieve perfection has always been the driving force behind the Portuguese’s success and he has never ceased to work hard everyday in his aim to better himself. His hard work and gritty determination has been acknowledged by many across the world and the Real Madrid man believes that it’s his strong work ethic that keeps him pushing forward for more.

"My goal is to try to always be the best, year in, year out, and training hard to push myself to the max," the 2-time Champions League winner added.

"I've always tried to do that and in the last eight, nine or 10 years I think it has worked pretty well for me, so I'll try to go on doing the same."

Ronaldo missed out on the UEFA Best Player of the Year award on August 27 after he was beaten to it by his Barcelona adversary Lionel Messi by a large margin. Despite scoring a career high of 61 goals across all competitions last season, the winger came third in the poll conducted by esteemed panel of journalists behind the Argentine and Luis Suarez.

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