Ronaldo: I'm sure I'll be among football's greats when I retire
Cristiano Ronaldo has probably outdone himself this time.
As he received his Golden Boot in Madrid on Wednesday for being Europe's joint-top scorer with Luis Suarez with 31 league goals last season, the Real Madrid forward couldn't help himself as he said that he was sure that he would be among football's greatest players when he finally hangs up his boots.
The 29-year-old said: "I always want to be the best, that is what I work towards every day.
"I respect what people think and I am making my own story bit by bit. I still have a long way to go and when I finish my career, I can look at my stats to see if I am amongst the best in history.
"I am sure I will be."
Staying at Real?
His current stats might be frightening enough to suggest that he warrants a place among the greats like Diego Maradona and Pele, but someone might want to have a word with Ron and remind him to be a little more, you know, humble?
Anyway, Ronaldo also took the opportunity to tear up the hopes of Manchester United fans clamouring for his return to Old Trafford by suggesting that he would stay on at Real after his current contract ends in 2018.
He said: "What I like most is winning. I hope to see out my contract with Real Madrid until I am 33 and we'll see if I can stay on for a few more years or not."
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