Cristiano Ronaldo is many things.
A wonderfully talented footballer. A supreme athlete. A Real Madrid legend who, regardless of what he does in the future, will be forever despised by rabid Barcelona fans.
One thing you may not realise is that the Portuguese superstar is also something of a philosopher.
After his two-goal showing in Real Madrid’s 4-1 win against Juventus saw him win his fourth Champions League, Ronaldo came out with this belter…
“Those who always criticise Cristiano are going to have put their guitar back in its case.”
You may be surprised to hear CR7™ being so deep and profound.
However, there have been plenty of occasions in the past where Ronaldo has offered advice to the world which sounded almost like something you would expect to come from the Dalai Lama.
In fact, given the philosophical nature of his previous pearls of wisdom, the former Manchester United man might want to consider producing his own line of motivational posters…
“They always have two stones in their hands when I speak. I am not a saint, but I’m not a devil either.”
“Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.”
“Talent isn’t everything. You can have it from the cradle, but it is necessary to learn the trade to be the best.”
Said when talking about Sir Alex Ferguson, his “father in football”.
“I don’t have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.”
“I don’t mind people hating me, because it pushes me.
“If you don’t believe you are the best, then you will never achieve all that you are capable of.”
“We don’t want to tell our dreams. We want to show them.”