Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no plans to slow down and feels a decade younger than his 33 years, the Portuguese declared ahead of the Champions League final with Liverpool, where he is targeting a fifth European Cup triumph.
“Right now I have a biological age of 23,” the five-times world player of the year said in an interview with Spanish television program El Chiringuito broadcast on Wednesday.
“I’ve still got a long time left, I can keep playing until I’m 41. I’m feeling good, happy, I can’t complain. We are playing another final on Saturday and the fans are behind Cristiano.”
We are playing another final on Saturday and the fans are behind Cristiano.
Will tonight’s Champions League final be a goalfest?
Ronaldo is top scorer in the Champions League for a remarkable sixth year in a row, with 15 goals in 12 games in this season’s competition. If he hits the net against Liverpool on Saturday in Kiev, he will become the first ever player to score in four European Cup finals.
The Portuguese has had to take extra responsibility in attack this season for Madrid as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have struggled for form at various stages of the season.
Real Madrid face a spirited Liverpool side that pose an equally potent attacking threat with forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino scoring 10 goals apiece in this season’s Champions League campaign while Senegalese forward has scored 9 in the tournament.