Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is not just a star on field but off field too. Apart from being a player, he has his own clothing line and recently he has become an actor too with the release of his self-titled documentary movie. He plans to continue living his life ‘king size’ after retirement too.
However, Ronaldo has admitted that the sport that has given him worldwide name and fame doesn’t always hold his interest. Fox Sports reports that Ronaldo made the confession in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
The former Manchester United player intends to fully enjoy his life once he calls it quits on his glittering football career.
“I have a top life, but I think I am going to enjoy it more when I finish my career, when I have time to do what I like,” he said according to the report.
“This Saturday there is a boxing bout in Las Vegas and I would like to take my friends and family to see it, and I can’t because I don’t have time.”
“I am not going to cry about it now because I am making a sacrifice in inverted commas, but after I want to live like a king.”
While his former team mates have made the move to coaching after retirement, Ronaldo insists that he has no interest in becoming a coach.
“If you ask me now if I want to be a coach, I would say no. Nor a sporting director or president of a club,” he said.
Ronaldo who is the world’s third highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine just wants to focus on his brand after his retirement.
“Since I was 27 I have had my own line of clothes and I want my brand to keep growing because football will finish in five, six, seven or 10 years.”
The three-time World Player of the Year has also attracted criticism due to his behaviour especially for throwing a lavish party on his 30th birthday just minutes after Real Madrid 4-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the capital derby in February.
However, Ronaldo claims that unlike others he admits his mistakes and it is his confidence that has made him famous.
“Many people say they don’t regret anything. That is a lie,” he insists.
“I at least regret things a lot, but that also explains the kind of person you are. I am like this. If all I have achieved in football is by being like this then you can’t ask me to change.”
“If people ask me to improve, I accept it, but to change is very difficult.”