Will Cristiano Ronaldo Jr follow in his famous father’s footsteps by becoming a professional footballer?
The eldest child of Ronaldowho turned 12 in June, has already made headlines thanks to his exploits on the pitch.
In 2019, it was reported that Cristiano Jr scored 58 goals in 28 appearances in of Juventus youth ranks.
He then joined that of Manchester United youth team last summer when his father secured a return to Old Trafford and seems to have settled in very well.
During a youth tournament earlier this year, for example, Cristiano Jr was filmed score a few goals for United Under-12s and releasing the iconic “Siuuuuu!” from his father! Party.
Due to his father’s identity, Cristiano Jr has an excellent chance of becoming a professional footballer if he wants enough.
Ronaldo’s doubts over Cristiano Jr’s chances of reaching the top
Despite being asked if his son could make it to the top at an awards ceremony in 2020, Ronaldo spoke honestly expressing some of his doubts.
“Not yet,” Ronaldo replied. “I’m sometimes hard on him because he sometimes drinks Coca-Cola and Fanta and I’m p ***** with him.
“I fight with him when he eats fries and fries and stuff, he knows I don’t like it.
“Even my little kids, when they eat chocolate, they always look at me and, you know, we have to be strong.”
Ronaldo made headlines during Euro 2020 by moving two Coca-Cola bottles to one side during a press conference before encouraging people to drink water instead.
It was reported that the soft drink maker lost up to $4 billion following the gesture of the fivefold Ballon d’Or.
1 year ago today, Coca Cola lost $4 billion in market value because Cristiano Ronaldo asked people to drink water. pic.twitter.com/lUn0s4pz2p
— Geo (@GeorginaXeven) June 14, 2022
“But to be honest he has potential, he’s a big boy, he’s quick and he drives well,” added Ronaldo. “But that nothing, I tell him every time, it takes a lot of dedication, a lot of hard work.
“Sometimes when we’re at home I say ‘go on the treadmill for a little run’ and after the treadmill I say ‘now go in the cold water to recover to do it again tomorrow’ and that’s ‘ Dad, it’s so cold in the water, I don’t want to do it. But I understand him, he’s only 10, it’s up to him.
When asked if he would like Cristiano Jr to become a footballer, Ronaldo said: “I’m not going to push anything for him to become a footballer. If you ask me if I want, yes I want, but he will be what you want. ‘he wants to. If he wants to be a doctor or, I just want him to think, ‘I have to be the best.’
Watch an excerpt from the interview here:
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mentality is second to none
You can see why Ronaldo has achieved so much in his remarkable career with this attitude.
His mentality and professionalism are off the scale.
Cristiano Jr was blessed to be born into a life of luxury, so it’s a big ask to expect him to possess the same drive as his father.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr and Kai Rooney are set to play together this season for Manchester United’s U12s. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WNtxuTM10H
— Tweet Football ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) August 31, 2021
Khabib: Ronaldo fears his son won’t be as hungry
Ronaldo himself has the same concern, according to the UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“He told me he wanted his son to succeed him but he feared his son wouldn’t be able to because when Cristiano himself was his age, he could only dream of a simple pair of cleats. [boots]”, Khabib said in 2021.
“His son has everything. He therefore fears that he will never feel this hunger.
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