Former Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he thinks he is “the best player in the world”.
BBC Sport correspondent, Dan Roan met up with former Manchester United and current Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo
Roan questioned the Portuguese striker on many subjects, one of which was the ongoing saga as to who is the worlds best player? Ronaldo or Messi?
The 30-year-old failed to hesitate on the question as he quickly replied with, “It’s opinions, I respect the opinions. Maybe in your opinion Messi is better than me, but in my mind I am better than him. So it’s simple.”
He went on to say, “In my mind, I’m always the best. I don’t care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I’m always the best,” he added.
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The £80m superstar has astonishing career statistics to his name. Ronaldo has clocked up 504 goals in just 760 appearances.
To many, Ronaldo will come across as over-confident, cocky and arrogant. His pristine looks and body image will always be a talking point, but none can qualm the fact that the 30-year-old works exceedingly hard at what he does.
Interestingly, at the beginning of the interview, Ronaldo says, “I feel happy, all of this happens for a reason. The reason is…I’m unbelievable on the pitch.” Ronaldo obviously attributes all of his success and fame to his own ability and he has tremendous faith in his own skills on the field.
As Christians, we must remember that God has all given us gifts and talents and that is something to celebrate. As I was watching the interview with Ronaldo, I found myself ready to finish the Real Madrid stars sentence, where he said, “I feel happy, all of this happens for a reason. The reason is…”, I was waiting for him to say God, which of course he didn’t. Instead, he attributed all of it to himself.
It reminded me to be thankful to God for all that he has done in my life, to celebrate. With our gifts and talents that God has given us, we can serve others in such amazing ways. Some people may look inward and dedicate their success to themselves, but let us not forget who was the one who gave it to us in the first place.
Proverbs 3: 5v6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Don’t lean on your own understanding, lean on God and he will guide us.