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Cristiano: "I accept criticism but don't agree with it all"

L'Equipe published an interview with the player from Madeira reflecting on the current situation for the Real Madrid striker.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Rodrigo JimenezEFE

Cristiano Ronaldo spoke in an exclusive interview with L’Équipe and the Real Madrid forward discussed Zinedine Zidane, his career objectives, the criticism he receives when he is not scoring goal and the influence of fatherhood on his outlook on life.

PSG’s power in the transfer market: “I do not fear PSG. We are the European champions and we’re defending our title this year. We’ve won it two years running. That should be respected. I think that we have shown that when we have had to be ready, we were.”

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Not scoring goals: “You know, I don’t criticize people who ask that question. What I find really strange is when it happens at home. When I’m not scoring my mum asks me, and my son, my brother and my sister… they all say: “But what's wrong with you?”

Ambitions: “While I’m playing, I will try and win everything there is to win. Right now my dream is a fifth Ballon d’Or. And then the following year there’ll be another to go after…”

Zidane: “Zidane is the same as me, he never gets nervous.”

Family life: “I’m happy to be supported by so many people. I love my kids. I’ll tell you something: for me, life has no meaning without children.”

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