Cristiano Ronaldo will not pressure son to become a football player

Cristiano Ronaldo will not pressure son to become a football player

- Cristiano Ronaldo recently won the Globe's Player of the Century award in Dubai

- The 35-year-old beat long time rival Lionel Messi and Mo Salah to achieve the feat

- The five-time Champions League winner has now assured that he will not pressure his son into becoming a footballer

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he will respect his son's decision on the career he chooses eventually.

The 35-year-old was recently crowned the Globe player of the century in the United Arab Emirates after beating the duo Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah to the prestigious prize.

While reacting to his recent achievement in Dubai, the five-time Ballon winner said he gets irritated when the 10-year-old drinks Coke and eats chips.

Cristiano Ronaldo vows never to force his son into following his career path

Cristiano Ronaldo during the Globe Football Awards staged in Dubai on Sunday, December 27. Photo by Francois Nel.
Source: Getty Images

The youngster currently plays for the Old Lady academy but Ronaldo feels he has the right to chart the course for his own future as reported by Daily Mail.

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"We'll see if my son will become a great footballer. Sometimes he drinks Coke and eats crisps and it irritates me, he knows that. Sometimes I tell my son to take a dip in cold water to recover after a run on the treadmill and he says: 'Dad, it's so cold there.' That's fine, he is only 10 years old.
"I always tell him that it takes work and dedication to have success. I won't pressure him to become a footballer but I would like it. The most important thing is to become the best in his field, whether it is football or medicine."

Ronaldo's son is already following his father's footsteps after scoring 58 goals and assisting 18 assists in 28 matches for the under-nine team during his first year with them.

According to Tuttosport, the youngster scored four goals on his debut for Juventus in September 2018 and in April 2019, he netted seven in a single half against Maritimo.

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Briefly.co.za recently reported that Ronaldo had beaten Messi in the top highest-paid soccer players. Embattled Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been shortlisted among the top ten football stars in the outgoing year.

The 2014 World Cup winner has been frozen out of Arsenal squad across all competitions this campaign with Mikel Arteta backing his decision up.

However, the 32-year-old's income in the year 2020 stands at £23 million (R451 068 418,97) - about £700,000 (R 13 725 866,00) better than Paul Pogba's earnings in the year under review. Though this windfall might come to an end in the summer when his current deal with the North Londoners expires.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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