`Mentality` makes Cristiano Ronaldo great: Bernardo Silva
Published: 12:32 PM, 16 May 2020
The Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best footballers in the world, who has been playing at the same pace in world football for the last 15 years, may have turned 35 in February, but the Juventus forward is not ready to give up on adding to his extraordinary medal haul yet, according to his Portugal team-mate Bernardo Silva.
Ronaldo and Silva were one of the key players for Portugal in winning the Nations League for the country last year. On the other hand, CR7 collection includes five Ballon d’Or awards and five Champions League wins.
Silva said his compatriot wants even more though, and joked that it isn’t even ‘annoying’ how much he is driven to win in training.
“I think what makes him so great is his mentality,” the Manchester City midfielder said. “He is 35 years old and it has been more than 15 years that he has played at the top level and he is not tired. He always wants more.
“He wants to win more Champions Leagues, he wants to win more titles with Portugal, he wants to win more leagues, more individual trophies, he wants more goals.
“I think what is annoying about him, in a way, is that in a training session, you play a game, and it is 1-1. The manager says whoever scores wins, and it is always him. It is not only in the games.
“When a game is stuck and you don’t know if you’re going to win or not, you know that if you give him the ball, he is the guy who decides; something special might happen when he has the ball.