Cristiano Ronaldo confirms his overhead kick against Juventus is his favourite goal and warns his rivals “I don’t follow the records, the records follow me.”
The goal helped Real Madrid win a third, consecutive Champions League last year and was widely credited with taking Ronaldo to Juve.
“My favourite goal is the one I scored against Juventus,” said the No 7 in the ITV interview ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Piers Morgan’.
“By far the best I scored in my career. I tried many times but I never succeeded. I think I’ll never see a bicycle goal like that, probably one of the best goals I’ve seen, even if someone else scored it.
“I worked for my success. Talent is not enough. I don’t follow the records, the records follow me. I’m addicted to success. It motivates me. The records come in a natural way.”
The No 7 is currently on five Ballon d’Ors but turned 34 in February, while he is two years younger than arch-rival Lionel Messi.
He has also amassed 145 individual records during his career, so does he have the hunger for more?
“I would love [more], and I think I deserve it. Messi is a fantastic guy, a fantastic player. He’s in the history of football - but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him.
“My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years.
“I have a good relationship with him and I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well.
“I’m sure I’m in the history of football for what I have done and what I’m continuing to do, but one of the best players in history.
“For me, the number one in history, but for some fans, if the No 1 is another one and I’m second, it doesn’t matter.
“I know I’m in the history of football as one of the greatest ever.”
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