It’s widely regarded that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most arrogant men on earth, and he has finally addressed those accusations by claiming that his own arrogance and vanity have made him the player he is today, according to the Daily Mirror.
Already adept at dividing opinions amongst supporters, and was booed by Real Madrid fans in their recent 3-1 victory over Real Sociedad, despite scoring twice.
And he believes that he gets bad treatment from the stands sometimes because fans are jealous of his achievements on the pitch.
“There are people out there who hate me and who say I’m arrogant, vain and whatever. That’s all part of my success. I am made to be the best,” Ronaldo told Mundo Deportivo.
“We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It’s impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.
“I have a clear conscience. I sleep well. I feel good helping others, regardless of whether that’s with big things or small things. I look at life differently ever since I became a father.
“I can deal with the pressure because of the difficult life I have had. The person I am now is the result of the time I spent without my family and because of the difficult times I went through.
“I was ironing my own clothes when I was 11 years old. My mental strength goes back to those days.
“If this is what I am, if everything I’ve achieved in football has been for this, I couldn’t possibly ask for anything else. If you offer me an improvement, I’d accept it, but change is very complicated.”
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