Real Madrid C.F star attacker and undoubtedly one of the greatest ever footballers, Cristiano Ronaldohas fired back at his haters, saying he needs them because he is not the the humblest person.
He said “I am not the humblest person in the world, I admit that,” he told The Times. “I am not fake. But I like to learn. I don’t mind people hating me, because it pushes me. When I go to play away they are always against me, but it’s good. You have to see the good things from the haters. I need the enemy. It is part of the business. They start screaming when I touch the ball.”
“It had started already when I was 18 or 19. It is not a problem for me. It is a motivation.” he added.
The 30-year-old Portuguese star also expressed gratitude to Sir Alex Ferguson, his manager during his long spell at Manchester United F.C.
“When my daddy was dying, he was in a hospital in London, and it was not good. I said to Sir Alex Ferguson, ‘Coach, I want to go’. It was a crucial moment of the season.
“But Ferguson said: ‘Football doesn’t mean anything compared to your dad. If you want to go, go. I will always appreciate that.” Roanldo said.