Cristiano Ronaldo: New Juventus signing says gamers his age go to Qatar or China
Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s “grateful for the chance” given to him by Juventus, as gamers of his age “normally go to Qatar or China”.
The 33-year-old Portugal ahead has joined the Italian champions for £99.2m after 9 years at Actual Madrid.
“To come back to this membership at this stage of my profession, I’m very joyful,” he mentioned at his presentation in Turin.
Ronaldo additionally mentioned he hopes to be the “fortunate star” because the Italian aspect try to win the Champions League.
He added he had not acquired another provides.
Ronaldo scored a membership file 450 targets for Actual – profitable 4 Champions Leagues and La Liga twice – having joined from Manchester United in 2009.
A five-time Ballon d’Or winner – together with final 12 months – he led Portugal to victory on the 2016 European Championship.
“I need to win,” he mentioned. “I need to be the most effective. Who is aware of, perhaps I might be awarded the Ballon d’Or once more however issues will occur naturally.
“It was troublesome to win it in Manchester and Actual Madrid, however perhaps right here? We’ll see.”
Ronaldo mentioned there have been “many essential issues” that contributed to his resolution.
“I’m effectively – bodily, mentally and emotionally,” he mentioned. “That’s the reason I’m so pleased with being right here and the best way I’ve come right here.
“I’m totally different from all the opposite gamers who suppose that their profession is over at my age, however I need to present the others that I’m totally different. It is rather emotional for me on the membership now as a result of I’m not 23, I’m 33.
“It offers me a lot momentum for the long run.”
Taking Juventus to an ‘even greater degree’
Juventus are Italy’s most profitable membership, having gained Serie A 34 instances – together with the final seven in a row – and the Coppa Italia on 13 events.
Nonetheless, they haven’t gained the Champions League since 1996, dropping on their previous 5 appearances within the ultimate.
Ronaldo mentioned: “I do know that the Champions League is a trophy each membership wish to win. That is an possibility. We’re going to battle not just for the Champions League however for the Serie A title.
“We all know competitors might be harsh however we should keep concentrated. I hope I may also help Juventus win it. I hope I will be the fortunate star of this membership however we’ll see what occurs.
“Juventus gave me a beautiful alternative. I am so grateful. They gave worth to my soccer fashion so it is a step ahead as I see it. Juventus can have many successes. They’ve gained home cups and titles and reached Champions League finals.
“I’m so proud they had been taken with me. I hope I can take Juventus to a good greater degree.”