Cristiano Ronaldo makes admission amid speculation about his retirement

29/03/2022; 1:17 PM By : Steven D. Thompson

There are many constant things in life. The world keeps spinning on its axis. Arsenal are yet to win the UEFA Champions League, and hypocrisy in English football remains a thing. Nothing quite beats the aging process. Like time, it catches up with everything and slows the performance rate.

Perhaps, Cristiano Ronaldo has realized that no amount of healthy diet or workout regimen would stop the process of aging. He still scores goals, but not at the rate he used to. It is safe to say that the days of 40 - 60 goals a season are gone for the Portuguese international. Even his rivalry with Lionel Messi has become putrid, with the main talking point being who is coming down the ladder faster.

The debate these days is only fed by 10 - 17-year-olds.

Ronaldo may be a football god, but he will eventually come down from his throne to be ascended by another. It is a matter of when not if, and as that time approaches, the world can enjoy what’s left of a football genius.

Speculation over Ronaldo’s international future

There is quite none like Cristiano Ronaldo. Perhaps, Zlatan Ibrahimovic ranks side by side with the Portuguese. They both share supreme confidence that borders immortality, but we both know they breathe air and are susceptible to wear and tear.

Ronaldo is in the twilight of his football career, and questions haved to arise about what the future holds.

The Portuguese international leads his national team against North Macedonia as they look to book a place in the World Cup in Qatar. It is logical to say at 37, Ronaldo should have retired from the game, but such is the depth of the man’s genius that he has refused to hang the boots. Ronaldo would be 41 by the time the next World Cup comes around.

Asked if this would be his last World Cup, the Portuguese said he is the “boss” of his international future.

Not ready to quit the game

Speaking with Record, Ronaldo was tired of being asked the same question. The world hasd to look at football post-Ronaldo.

According to the mercurial forward, the power over his future lies with him and no one else. He said whether he feels like playing more games or not, the decision over his future is entirely up to him.

Speaking with RTP, Ronaldo said he lives one day at a time, and only God knows tomorrow. The Portuguese reiterated that he enjoys football and feels useful for his club and the national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in 33 matches for Manchester United this season, making him their top scorer. Sources also revealed that the Portuguese superstar could possibly make a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

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