Cristiano Ronaldo sets a challenge to the players he expects to succeed him and opened up on the legacy he hopes to leave behind.
The Portuguese likes what he sees from the new generation of football stars and advised them on how to become ‘really great players’ like himself.
Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in history and is arguably one of the best players, if not the greatest, ever with countless records that may never be broken.
However, as the 36-year-old continues to impress with his brilliance, there will come a day he has to retire.
And the big question of who will succeed the Juventus star as the world’s best player keeps looming. The two most likely stars for the job have been named as well by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
But to become ‘really great’ like Cristiano, they must keep doing great season after season.
So speaking at his unveiling as LiveScore’s Official Global Brand Ambassador, Ronaldo said: “It is hard to choose just one player to say this one will be the best.
“But I think it is exciting to see this new generation of young players, like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, who are coming through.
“Some players can have one or two great seasons, the really great players are the ones that keep doing it season after season, and that is not so easy to do. It takes a lot of hard work, and a lot of commitment.”
The former United and Real Madrid star also spoke on the legacy he hopes to leave behind.
“I hope that I will be remembered as one of the great players,” he said.
“Someone that worked hard, that always did his best to help his team and will be part of the history of the game.”