Luis Figo: ‘Only Injuries Can Stop Cristiano Ronaldo’

Luis Figo: 'Only Injuries Can Stop Cristiano Ronaldo'

Luis Figo is known to be one of the footballing world’s greatest stars, and now he believes his fellow Portugal compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo will keep on scoring goals for his club and country. Age is just a number for the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo who is 35 years old and still going strong.

The former Portugal international, who shared the pitch with Cristiano Ronaldo with the national team believes that the Juventus ace will continue to score goals at his best standards, provided a major injury problem does not hit him.

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Unstoppable

The five-time Ballon d’Or award winner has the support of good luck throughout his professional career till date. Thanks to the energy and effort that Ronaldo puts in to keep his body in good shape to avoid treatment period and unnecessary injury woes. With that achieved, the goalscoring machine has been breaking records to records throughout his remarkable career. In fact, it won’t be easy to believe that the Portugal captain is entering his waning period of playing time.

Despite that, many football legends have suggested that the 35-year old could potentially play even after his 40th birthday. Now, another Portugal legend and football great in Luis Figo has admitted that Ronaldo can continue to play in top-level and dominate the Serie A if injuries do not come his way.

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The former Portuguese star told Marca; “I’m not surprised by his form because Cristiano has always been a great professional.”

“If injuries are kind to him, he’ll keep scoring goals because it’s a gift he has and, if the physical side allows him – age has an influence in terms of recovery and speed, sure – but if that and his hunger to be decisive and score goals continues, he’ll [score] many more.”

“I think that in Italy, and I say this from experience. They have a way of thinking in relation to footballers’ ages that’s not like Spain. Here, you get to 30 or 31 and, after one bad game, they say you’re finished. In Italy, they judge you solely on the form that you’re in, not by your birth date,” Luis Figo added.

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently representing his nation in this month’s International break, where he is looking to add to his impressive international goals tally.

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