Ronaldo Wants To Retire At Real Madrid After Club World Cup Triumph
Ronaldo has smashed Real’s club records since joining the club from Manchester United in 2009
Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have had a change of heart about his future as he now wants to finish his playing career at Real Madrid after making more history by netting the goal that saw the Spanish giants win the Fifa Club World Cup on Saturday.
Ronaldo, who was on target in the semifinal, scored the only goal of the Club World Cup final against Gremio to win the tournament for the fourth time and become the all-time top scorer in the competition with seven goals.
“I would really like to, but things don’t depend on me. What depends on me is what I do on the pitch,” said Ronaldo, when asked if he planned to retire at Madrid.
“I am not the one who runs the club, that is for those in charge.
“My job is on the pitch and I think I am doing it well, the rest I can’t control.”
The 32-year-old has a deal at the Bernabeu till the summer of 2021, but has raised concerns over his future after questioning the club’s role in the tax fraud case brought against him by Spanish prosecutors.
Asked if Ronaldo should be rewarded with another new contract, Zidane said: “Obviously, but at the right moment.
“For us it is fundamental Cristiano stays. He is at his club, his home and no one can do what he keeps doing, so hopefully he stays here until he retires.”
Ronaldo has smashed Real’s club records since joining the club from manchester United in 2009 and is way out in front as Madrid’s all-time top scorer with a stunning return of 434 goals in 414 appearances.
He also picked up his fifth Ballon d’Or to match Barcelona rival Lionel Messi’s record earlier this month, and he backed up his bold claim that he was the best player in history.
“I am a very confident person and the numbers don’t lie. The numbers speak for themselves,” he said.