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Post by RealGunner on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:16 pm

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Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the best footballer in the world and comparable with the game's all-time greats.

In an interview with the BBC sports editor Dan Roan, the Real Madrid forward said he had reached a level from where it is "not easy to improve".
The Portuguese, 30, is a three-time world footballer of the year, and Real's all-time leading goalscorer.

He said: "I don't need to say 'I'm in the history of football, I'm a legend'. The numbers say everything."

Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United in 2009 for £80m, said he had reached an "unbelievable" level on the pitch over the "last eight years" and wants to continue playing for another five or six seasons.

His career record stands at 504 goals in 760 appearances.

"To improve more it's very tough. I just want to maintain because this is I think the most difficult part for a football player," said Ronaldo, who is also the Champions League's top scorer with 82 goals.

"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.
Ronaldo was asked about comparisons with Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, a four-time world player of the year with 418 goals in 492 club appearances.


He said: "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."

Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon for £12.2m in 2003, scoring 118 goals for the club in 292 appearances.
Since moving to Madrid, where he is under contract until 2018, he has scored 326 goals in 314 matches.

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Post by Doc on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:23 pm

Fair enough, can't really fight this down in my humble opinion. The man thinks highly of himself and has the credentials to back it up. My own opinion of that is Messi is clearly the better footballer but this is a tale of opinions.

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Post by futbol on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:26 pm

Boring interview. Dan Roan should have asked him more interesting questions. For example when and why he came up with the idea to do that blowjob face celebration after scoring.

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Post by Freeza on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:26 pm

Somewhere Jiopsi is preparing his excel sheets.

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Post by Don't call me James on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:28 pm

inb4 Harmonica ffs Proud

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Post by ES on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:29 pm

The amount of times he's said 'I dont care what people think of me' 'Haters can hate' etc, seems to give the opposite impression (at least to me)

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:31 pm

@futbol wrote:Boring interview. Dan Roan should have asked him more interesting questions. For example when and why he came up with the idea to do that blowjob face celebration after scoring.



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Post by futbol on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:36 pm

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:
@futbol wrote:Boring interview. Dan Roan should have asked him more interesting questions. For example when and why he came up with the idea to do that blowjob face celebration after scoring.


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Post by Thimmy on Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:56 pm

@Freeza wrote:Somewhere Jiopsi is preparing his excel sheets.



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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:59 pm

The film is a remarkable vanity project and, even more than before, it is difficult not to come away with the feeling that Ronaldo must shout his own name during sex. He and his agent, Jorge Mendes, appear to have a relationship of mutual worship. Mendes, Ronaldo says, is “the best, the Cristiano Ronaldo of agents” and it is difficult to keep count of the number of times they get lost in each other’s eyes, reminding one another of their success and wealth and shiny brilliance.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/nov/05/cristiano-ronaldo-film-messi

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Post by rwo power on Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:48 am

Joffrey Baratheon: I am the king! I will punish you!
Tywin Lannister: Any man who must say, "I am the king" is no true king.

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Post by Clutch on Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:54 am

I dont think Ronaldo would be the player he is if he didnt think that. If he doesnt think he is the best then who would? We all know messi's better but in his own world let him think whatever.

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:15 am

@Clutch wrote:I dont think Ronaldo would be the player he is if he didnt think that. If he doesnt think he is the best then who would? We all know messi's better but in his own world let him think whatever.
Absolutely, he can think whatever he wants, and if it helps him keep his level elite then so be it. But if he's so arrogant as to say it so unapologetically like this compared to guys like Messi or fatty Ronaldo ("I never wanted to be the best, I only wanted to be good") then he can't complain if people make fun of him for it.


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Post by Red Alert on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:30 am

His career record stands at 504 goals in 760 appearances.

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Post by Socur Toxanarosa on Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:41 am

He's a top 20 at best.

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Post by free_cat on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:02 am

@BarrileteCosmico wrote:The film is a remarkable vanity project and, even more than before, it is difficult not to come away with the feeling that Ronaldo must shout his own name during sex. He and his agent, Jorge Mendes, appear to have a relationship of mutual worship. Mendes, Ronaldo says, is “the best, the Cristiano Ronaldo of agents” and it is difficult to keep count of the number of times they get lost in each other’s eyes, reminding one another of their success and wealth and shiny brilliance.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/nov/05/cristiano-ronaldo-film-messi


Awesome article. Laughing

"These parts are fascinating and, at times, Ronaldo comes across as so lonely it is a good job he enjoys his own company so much. "

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Post by free_cat on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:06 am

I always wanted Madrid to sell him, so they'd be worse. But now, I wish that he signs an extension and retires there. He is clearly declining (probably not even second best player in the world now) and his super-mega-ego will be very hard to cope for Real Evil in the next years.

Ronaldo forever a merengue.

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Post by Bankz on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:50 am

@Clutch wrote:I dont think Ronaldo would be the player he is if he didnt think that. If he doesnt think he is the best then who would? We all know messi's better but in his own world let him think whatever.
So its okay for arbeloa to think he's the best?
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Post by FennecFox7 on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:55 am

his ego disgusts me. i think he wouldve been even better without it. he just doesnt want to learn. smart and infinitely talented player who works incredibly hard, just held back by his narcissism..

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Post by El Messico on Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:57 am

@free_cat wrote:I always wanted Madrid to sell him, so they'd be worse. But now, I wish that he signs an extension and retires there. He is clearly declining (probably not even second best player in the world now) and his super-mega-ego will be very hard to cope for Real Evil in the next years.

Ronaldo forever a merengue.


Still better if Madrid sells Ronaldo than keeps him. Regardless of his decline, his potential replacements are not at his level. The only two who are are in Barcelona.

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Post by EarlyPrototype on Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:02 am

I've booked tickets to see the 'Ronaldo live premier' on Monday. Gonna be good.
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Post by free_cat on Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:24 am

@El Messico wrote:
@free_cat wrote:I always wanted Madrid to sell him, so they'd be worse. But now, I wish that he signs an extension and retires there. He is clearly declining (probably not even second best player in the world now) and his super-mega-ego will be very hard to cope for Real Evil in the next years.

Ronaldo forever a merengue.


Still better if Madrid sells Ronaldo than keeps him. Regardless of his decline, his potential replacements are not at his level. The only two who are are in Barcelona.


Maybe right now, but just from next season, I doubt he couldn't be replaced better, especially considering how it disrupts the teamwork and chemistry.

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Post by zenmaster on Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:38 am

Legend already. :bow:

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Post by futbol on Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:17 am

@Bankz wrote:
@Clutch wrote:I dont think Ronaldo would be the player he is if he didnt think that. If he doesnt think he is the best then who would? We all know messi's better but in his own world let him think whatever.
So its okay for arbeloa to think he's the best?


I'm certain most pro footballers think they are the best. Maybe Arbeloa doesn't think he's the best in his position but he is a pro footballer, has played for some huge teams, travelled the world, won some big trophies and he's a multi-millionaire. If the usual bank manager with € 150k yearly income already thinks he's a God, Patrick Bateman style, how big do you think the ego of someone like Arbeloa is going to be? Let alone the ego of real world class super star players. Therefore I'm not sure what the point of this thread is. Even Bendtner thinks he's the best. Laughing RG with DAT poverty GOAL.com headline attempt.

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