Cristiano Ronaldo: "I'm quite old for football"
Cristiano Ronaldo has won almost all there is available to win, but remains hungry for more success as his career heads to its conclusion.
Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledged that he will not "be playing for many more years" but insisted he has the desire to win more.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has tasted success in England, Spain, Italy and on the international stage with Portugal.
The 37-year-old boasts the all-time scoring records in the Champions League and men's international football.
But the Manchester United forward wants to keep adding to that illustrious list of achievements as he heads into the twilight of his career.
Cristiano Ronaldo: "I can still give it all"
"It's hard to say that I don’t want to win more," Ronaldo told DAZN in an interview published on Friday. "If I'm at a club and I'm part of a national team that gives me the opportunity to win more, then why not?
"I know that I’m not going to be playing for many more years, hopefully about four or five more years, we'll see. But I want to win more."
Ronaldo recently endured a lean run of scoring form, failing to find the net in six appearances in all competitions during January and February – his longest run without club goal since a seven-game streak in December 2008 and January 2009.
But he ended that spell with a goal against Brighton and Hove Albion on February 15, taking his tally to 15 in 29 appearances across all competitions this season, and Ronaldo suggested he will carry on playing for as long as he enjoys to.
"I follow my own path, working on a daily basis, still trying to improve in every way and looking after myself both physically and mentally," he added.
"I'm quite old for football. In the past, great players used to play until they were older, but they didn't have as many games as we do.
"I've already reached that number [1,000 games], but like I mentioned, taking care of my body, continuing to work, and having the same enthusiasm as I used to, I can still give it all.
"Most importantly, I continue to enjoy what I do."