Cristiano Ronaldo: There hasn’t been a period in my career where I’ve played badly
Cristiano Ronaldo was in usual buoyant mood after helping Portugal lift the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Sunday.
The Juventus forward is still going strong at the age of 34 and has been widely praised for the consistency he has shown throughout his career.
“There hasn’t been a period where I’ve played badly, the numbers speak for themselves over the last 16 years,” he said.
“I’ve shown for the majority of my career, independently of what people say, the numbers speak for themselves.”
Ronaldo has now won two international trophies with his country after leading Portugal to victory at Euro 2016 as well.
“It all helps, collective and individual trophies, but I’m not obsessed by trophies,” he said.
“Obviously I like them, I’m not going to lie.”
While Lionel Messi leads the way in this year’s race for the Ballon d’Or, this latest piece of silverware could push Ronaldo into contention.
“I’ve won three trophies, I’ve played well, what more could I do?” he said.
“Do I deserve it? I don’t know, I’m going to leave that with you. You are the ones that have to judge, I’m not going to assess myself.”