Monday July 16 2018
Ronaldo: ‘I’m not like the others’

New Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo insists “I'm different from all the other players who think their career is over at my age”.

The 33-year-old has joined the Bianconeri in a €100m move from Real Madrid, but he isn’t just in Turin to see out his career.

“In my opinion Juventus is one of the best clubs in the world,” Ronaldo said at his presentation Press conference.

“It was a well thought through decision, and my friends and teammates told me for a long time this was a club that would suit me.

“So it was an easy decision given the power and size of the club, it's the biggest club in Italy.

“There are outstanding directors and an outstanding Coach [Max Allegri] and a great President [Andrea Agnelli] who is used to winning, so it wasn't a difficult decision in that sense.

“I enjoy football, I'm still quite young and I've always liked challenges in my life: from Sporting, to Manchester United, to Real to Juventus.

“I'm not sad [about leaving Real Madrid], this is a big club and with all due respect players at this stage of my career usually go to Qatar or China.

“So I'm grateful to Juventus for allowing me to join such a big club.

“My nine years in Madrid were beautiful but this is a brand new step in my life. I thank the supporters with all my heart, but I have to focus on this new challenge.

“I'll try to show that I'm a top player, I'm going to work hard and I'm very ambitious. I don't like to stay in my comfort zone, I like to seize new challenges.

“I know it'll be difficult, but throughout my career I've always had difficult challenges. I don't like to sit and look back at my successes, I want to move forward to new successes.

“I believe in my ability, I believe in my teammates and I'm sure everything will be very successful.

“I'm different from all the other players who think their career is over at my age. I want to show that I'm not like the others. I'm different.

“I feel great. It's a big challenge, it's a tough league but I'll be ready. As I said before, age isn't important, I feel good and motivated. Excited. I'll try to do my best as always and I'm looking forward to trying to do my best and winning every title.”

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