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Cristiano Ronaldo says Peter Pan is his idol; talks about life outside football

20.32K   //    03 Oct 2016, 15:45 IST
Ronaldo has a good sense of humour

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world. Many youngsters look up to the superstar as an inspiration. He has been at the top of his game for many years, with his extremely demanding regime keeping him fit even in his 30s.

But who is Ronaldo’s idol? The Portuguese hasn;t spoken much about the inspiration behind his rise, the one figure that convinced him to become a great footballer. In fact, he even once said he did not have an idol growing up.

In an interview a Unscriptd, “Most of the time, I inspired myself, I'm self-motivated. But of course, at that age, I was looking at a big reference in the national team - for example, Luis Figo, Rui Costa, and Fernando Couto.“

But now we finally have an answer, well sort of. He spoke exclusively to EFE recently when they popped the all-important question to which he replied,”Peter Pan.” It’s a very curious answer to the question but at least we have some sort of an answer.

EFE also covered various other topics during the interview. His family was one of those that came up. Ronaldo was asked who his son’s idol was to which he replied, “His dad, of course!”

It would not be much of a surprise if his son does consider him an idol because of all he has achieved in his career, including most recently the trophy he probably wanted the most, the Euro 2016 championship.

He was also asked if he would want to have more children which also got a quick response, “Of course I would.”

Ronaldo was also asked if he would like to be sitting in  the chair asking the questions instead of answering them. He replied, “Journalism I see as a little difficult, it’s a difficult world, like being a footballer or in fashion, but I can’t see myself in [journalism], no, no.”

Real not in crisis : Zidane


Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t had the best of starts to the season, and the same can be said about Real Madrid who have now drawn four games in a row after yesterday’s 1-1 against Eibar at home.

That makes it three consecutive draws in the league and four in all competitions. There is unrest among the fans, and their front line also doesn’t seem to be clicking. Ronaldo’s form might have something to do with that.

But their manager Zidane believes that the club are not in a crisis despite the four draws. Atletico are now on top of the league but have the same number of points as their city rivals with Barcelona in 4th after their defeat to Celta Vigo.

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