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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo: I didn't have any particular idols as a child

October 21, 2011 By Angela Asante
Most football stars nowadays mention Maradona or Pele as their childhood idol, but Cristiano Ronaldo can’t remember having a particular hero as a kid.
Cristiano Ronaldo talked to the press on Thursday as each and every Real Madrid player received a brand new car by sponsors Audi. According to the club’s official website, the Portuguese superstar explained that the world of football is loaded with phenomenal legends. Reflecting on the past which preceded his present success, Ronaldo declared:

“I didn't have any particular idols as a child. My ambition was to play for my national team because that's where the footballers I mostly followed played.

“I'm sure I used to do stuff I no longer do due to age or experience. I'm always ready to learn and I always try to improve.”

Ronaldo has now made over 100 appearances for Real Madrid and he is just 5 goals shy of reaching a century of goals in all competitions with Los Blancos. In La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo is on course to retaining his Pichichi crown. He’s scored 7 goals in 7 matches and he’s made a few assists too.

“My ambition is always to improve every year and I'm at a club that guarantees that. We have the best in the world on this squad. That makes me happy and helps me be better,” the ex-Red Devil ace said.

“I think all football professionals are talented, but you'll never become a great player if you don't work on that talent. I always try to do that.

“I try to prove my quality on the pitch in games and training sessions. I always try to do things well.”

On Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo will be up against former Manchester United team mate Ruud van Nistelrooy as Real Madrid will entertain Malaga.

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