[Video] Do we really know Cristiano Ronaldo?
The whole world knows Cristiano Ronaldo as the richest footballer in the world while his haters call him selfish and arrogant. Incredibly talented, filthily rich and ultra-famous, Cristiano Ronaldo has many faces for the world. To some people he is the worst nightmare especially the ones who had to face his brutal penalty kicks while on a goalkeeping charge while to many he is the life savior. Born in Madeira and picked by Sir Alex Ferguson the 30 years Old Portuguese has an incredible life story.
“You need to understand where Ronaldo comes from,” the Spanish author Guillem Balague tells us. “He had absent parents. His dad was an alcoholic and his mother had to become the head of the family, so she was never there.
“He has had a lack of fatherly love, if you like, and psychologists believe that when that happens, you spend all of your life looking for a replacement. Sir Alex filled that void. He told Cristiano that he would look after him and he did that”.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s inclusion into Manchester United camp was a challenge in itself as he had to deal with some of the most egoistic player.
“Players like Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes tried to change him and they tested him. But one of the fascinations of Ronaldo is that he changed them. He wanted to do things differently, in the way he worked in training and how he prepared for matches. They looked and they learned from this kid.”
The Ronnie always wanted to play for Real Madrid and in 2009 he joined his dream club. The so much success we witness today with Los Blancos is because he had a passion to play for Real Madrid and when you have passion nothing can stop you. As rightly judged by the Spanish;
“The attraction of Real Madrid was already there for him but if he’d gone there as an 18-year-old, they wouldn’t have had patience with him. He may have been lost to them because at that age, he wasn’t consistent.