I will finish soon, soon, I mean,…”: Cristiano Ronaldo cracks jokes about his potential retirement at the Globe Soccer Awards

Ever since he cut his return to Manchester United short and joined Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo has been thriving, where he continues to go from strength to strength. Despite being 38 years old, his rich vein of form and lethal finishing in front of goal at the twilight of his career have still kept his name valid in the fast world of football.

With the five-time Ballon d’Or winner not getting any younger, many wonder when CR7 is going to hang his boots, and according to Ronaldo’s recent interview at the Globe Soccer Awards, it isn’t going to be anytime soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo laughs about his possible retirement

Still going strong at 38 and showing no signs of slowing down, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to demand respect at his age, where most football players hang up their boots for good. The Portuguese icon continues to dominate football, as he scored 54 goals for club and country in 2023. Speaking at the 14th Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled his retirement plans, and he’s going nowhere any time soon.

While providing a tentative timeframe for the “conclusion” of his career, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner put strong emphasis on the fact that he isn’t retiring any time soon.

“At the moment, when I finish, I don’t know to be honest. But of course, (it) will be soon. Soon, I mean, 10 years more. But no, I’m joking,” Ronaldo said in a joking attitude.

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on disproving naysayers

Throughout Cristiano’s career, proving trolls, haters and doubters has been a recurring theme. There were times in his illustrious career where he went through bad spells, but even in them, he was far from being “old” and “finished.” Even during his tumultuous second spell with Manchester United, where he joined them from Juventus, he was nowhere near the “finished” player that the media portrayed him to be. He was their top scorer in the Premier League with 18 goals and scored several late and important goals to rescue United.

Currently plying his trade in the Saudi Pro League, Ronaldo continues to set new standards. His arrival in the Saudi Pro League has been a success for him both on and off the field, where he has been able to revive his career effectively. He has currently scored 30 goals for Al-Nassr in 31 games this season and isn’t looking to stop anytime soon. He also scored 10 goals in the Euro Qualifiers, as Portugal qualified for the Euro 2024.

In his interview at the Globe Soccer Awards last night, he didn’t forget to address his haters as well. He said, “I like it when the people doubt me. You can see this year I had a fantastic season. I was the best goalscorer.

“Imagine beating the young lions like Haaland for example. I’m 39 soon and still looking good,” he further added.

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