Cristiano Ronaldo shares everything on the Punto Pelota Interview, including his passion with mirror and hair gel. Check out his team-mates comments about him off the pitch….
Josep: Are you more than a footballer? … Do you feel like it?
Cristiano: Maybe some times. I know that people have different ways to see me but I’m used to it.
Josep: Do people like you more when the get to meet you?
Cristiano: It can be sometimes. People that really know me, they adore me.
J: Adore you?
Cristiano: Yeah sure. The people that live with me, aren’t that many. But the people I work with have a very good impression of me for sure, because of how I am.
J: What is left of that boy, who grew up in Madeira, is there anything left from that kid? It was a happy childhood?
C: Yes, I did have a happy childhood but it was different in a way, since I left my family when I was 11 years old. And left my family with only 11 years old it was very painful but it was worth the sacrifice to be where I’m today.
J: Your father would be very proud of you.
C: I’m sure he will.
J: Do you remember any phrase or advice from you father?
C: Many of them. He gave me a lot of advices and I remember most of them. I only feel sorry that he wasn’t here when I won all the awards, neither team awards nor individual ones, because I know that he was sure that I was going to win them since he believed in me and knew the sin that he had but sometimes things happen for a reason. But I’m very proud of him, including my mother, my sisters and brother and all the people that loves me and that I love.
J: Do you listen to your mother? Is she the most critical one?
C: No, my brother and sisters are more critical than my mother, but I like it because at the end I know I can be better and do better. I’m talking about the football. My mother doesn’t, she’s more calm and understands me.
J: I read in some interviews that when you where 11 you cried a lot. You don’t have any tears left.
C: I have many tears left.
C: Yeah, because it’s good to cry. But it’s not just me. Any one who goes through bad times, it’s because you have to be used to all the type of circumstances.
J: Football doesn’t make you cry, you cry for more important things than football, or doesn’t football make cry.
C:I have cried a lot. People that know me or work with me knows, I don’t want to say that I’m bad at losing, but when a person gets angry, it’s normal. The last time I cry was when I won the champions. It was one of the best moments in my life.
J: You just said it, you are bad at losing. You don’t want to lose, you don’t like to lose. But you lose sometimes in life, so you can’t think that you can win everything
C: It’s true, it’s a part of life, especially in my work. But I’m sure that I’m a winner person. I’m sure that I win more than lose.
J: You will never play in barca?
C: I don’t like to use that word, never, because in this life we don’t know what is going to happen. At this time my house and the club that I like the most is Madrid but you can’t ever say from this fountain I won’t drink. I’m very happy in Madrid.
J: It was hard to fall at the 8th final? (Champions league)
C: It was a hard time, because I thought that would have got much farther that we did. But because of the things that happen, the new players that came new coach and team in process. Success it can’t be done perfect it takes it time. I remember my first two years in Manchester I didn’t won anything, and then I see the most important things.
J: You don’t regret sign in for Madrid
C: Of course not, it was a dream for me. My family and I were very happy that I made my dream. Because like I said before this club is my face.
J: Your face? Because it’s a winning club.
J: That game Sporting Lisbon Vs Manchester United was the beginning of your journey to England. Because it was Ferguson that like you the most but it was Van Nistelrooy who told Ferguson “sign this kid”
C: I really don’t know the true story, Ferguson told me that the player told him “you have to sign that kid”
J: You were leaving Manchester for Madrid was a little bit tragic. Do you still have a good relationship with him?
C: Amazing relationship. I talk to him sometimes on the phone. Because friendship cant end just because you change your life everything have a cycle and I had an amazing cycle on machester. They knew what I wanted they knew I wanted to play in Madrid. I spoke with them and told them what I wanted and he told I can go.
J: An example of what happened around you on you presentation. That most have been amazing for you. You like that people call you the most expensive player of the world I would be prettified.
C: I love it.. ohh it’s more pressure more responsibility but that was the part of it. If I wasn’t the most expensive player of the world I still would have the same responsibility but I really like it.
J: The 1, 2, 3 Hala Madrid. Did you thought about that the night before?
C: Not really. To be honest, I had a little speech of what was I going to say, but when I was on the stairs and heard the noise I said “it’s not going to be easy” and when I came out I got shocked cause I didn’t know what to say so I said the first thing that came to my mind.
J: We had a camera on the entrance, peoples got in so exciting that a women lost her child there. I know you haven’t seen the images but lets see the images again, what Cristiano Ronaldo is.
(After the images)
J: This is football, this is you
C: She found the kid, that’s the most important.
J: The game against Mallorca was your best one this season?
C: I don’t think so
J: Is Madrid going to win la liga?
C: I hope so we can win La Liga, it is possible we have to see what happen with barca.
After a video of the two faces of Ronaldo
J: Are those your two faces?
C: For the people that I love I only have one face but for some people we cant have one face.
J: Are you shy?
C: I was more before. But sometimes to …
J: Shyness sometimes makes us put a mask on. Are you like that?
C: No. What people see is who I am.
J: When people scream at you “that Portuguese #@#%$#”
C: No.. no.. is “that Portuguese how good is he”.
J: Do you understand that you provoked that on the stadiums.
C: Sometimes I don’t. Because people before the matches wants pictures and autographs and then at the game they insulted me.
J: Do people made you understand that you don’t have to fall in temptation?
C: No, I’m a smart guy and I know I shouldn’t do that. I don’t need anyone to tell me “Cristiano you can’t do that”
J: Raúl was on Crack BBVA and some of the kids ask him about whether you listen to what he said.
After the video
J: nice isn’t it?
C: really nice, I can say the same thing about him. Raul for me is and example one of the best professional I have ever play and I like to work with him
J: Arbeloa and Dudek talk about you let’s see
Arbeloa: I hope that you stay in shape during the summer so you can come back and finally beat me at the gym
Dudek: How many hours Cristiano is in the gym? Hmm 40 minutes
J: Do you exercise more at home?
C: We need to rest there.
J: Last summer everyone was excited. Ronaldo was on the tabloids, and we’re all excited. You don’t go out, no one sees you, you don’t go to the cinema. How’s your life? Are you happy?
C: In a way people where expecting something else but those people doesn’t know me. During the holidays people can say whatever. During the season you are working and when you are in holidays you need to rest and do whatever you want with families, your girlfriend, wife or whatever. I enjoy been on holidays because you can do whatever you want and people can’t say anything to you.
J: let’s see the advice that Pablo gave you when you just sign for Madrid.
Pablo: I hope that he falls in love here in Madrid quickly so he can have more stability.
J: Hopefully he will fall in love quickly in Madrid. He said
C: I’m in love with Madrid
J: He was talking about something else
C: What he was saying I didn’t understand him.
J: That you get a girlfriend.
C: Ahh… a Gf. That’s OK there isn’t a problem.
Questions from the fans
Q: Would you like to be one the the captain of Madrid?
C: Be a captain? I got here a year ago, you never know I’m Portugal’s team captain but it would be a privilege to be Madrid’s.
Q: Who is better messi or you?
C: Both are good
Q: Who is your old time favourite RM player?
C: It’s not right to say only one, I have maybe ones that I like
Q: If Raul leaves Madrid would you like to be #7 again?
C: I want Raul to stay with us, but in the future if he leaves I would like to use the number 7
Q: Which coach is better for your style Pellegrini or Mourinho?
C: At this moment Pellegrini
Q: Would you think about leaving Madrid if they keep insulting you in some stadiums in Spain?
C: No, keep insulting me is okay.
Q: What do you eat at breakfast to have so much energy?
C: Well I can tell you that… I go to Valdebebas, eat my breakfast there. Sometimes I eat Milk with cheese and bread sometimes I eat cereal with cereal nothing else.
Q: What do you do before you go to sleep?
C: Before I go to sleep? Uhh I can’t tell you that (joke) that’s private I can’t answer that.
Q: Would you like to finish your career in Madrid?
C: Yes ,I would like to do that.
J: We have players that talks about your hair, Pepe and Sergio Ramos let’s see..
Pepe: the gel that he uses in his hair is really go and that it’s why he has that good hairstyles
Journalist: is it a special gel?
Pepe: I think so, because I try to buy it here is Madrid and in Portugal and I cant find it and he always have a bottle to give to me
Sergio Ramos: Well Cris I wanted to say I to you. I hope that you did your hair nice and that you put on a lot of gel
J: it’s a big deal the gel thing
C: It’s because my hair is very strong and without it is a shame.
J: let’s see Albiol
Albiol: well Cris told the boss that he should place some mirror there so he can see himself during the interview and a couple of weight
Journalist: He enjoys watching himself?
Albiol: Well it’s normal with that body
J: That we place mirror, we didn’t place any. Did you know he was going to say that?
C: No, I thought he would have said something different
C: what he said the other day when I did the Armani campaign he said “that’s not true I see him in the dressing room and I haven’t seen that
J: let’s see Guti
Guti: I just wanted to congratulate for this season he did, and because he is more than a player like a person he is amazing and that’s what makes him as a refference and that I wish him all the success in the world.
J: Now just to finish I going to tell you a name of some of the players and you got to tell me what you think of them. Higuain
C: I like to play with him.
C: Also a great person a great player. His adaptation wasn’t as easy as mine but he will turn out to show that he’s a great player
C: He is a great friend of mine and kaka like the rest wants to show that he is a great player and im sure that he is going to succeed in this club.
J:There were some covers on Barcelona that talked about your attitude and your personality. Some of them you may like but there was this one from Sport, looked like they said you are a “provocateur, aggressive and a pimp”
C: “provocateur, aggressive and a pimp” very good… very good (laugh) don’t understand anything of football, everything is ok… but I also have seen some covers very nice. But we have to be used to this type of circumstances and I am used to it.
J: Manchester Vs Oporto a beautiful goal you score against them. Tell us how it was?
C: well it was a bomb (laugh) it was a very special moment for me, playing in Portugal we were on disadvantage because we draw on the home game and it was very special since I was playing in my country against a rival team, because I played on sporting before and the fact that it was named the best goal of the year makes me feel very good, it was one of the best goals of my career.
J: Portugal against Spain you are going to lose against Spain in the world cup, so sad you know.
C: well, went at the final?
J: well I don’t know lets see at the 8 final we could go against Brazil too
C: If we play against Spain you may end up very sad and not Portugal. Because the history that Portugal has with Spain is very good because of that you may never know
J: Be careful huh (in a warning tone)
C: No, but the most important is going to be the first stage, the first game. In my opinion the portugal’s group is one of the most difficult ones.
J: well cristiano ronaldo thank you so much. And what about what kind of food do you like to eat here in Spain?
C: Eat? Ham (laugh) No… I like to eat everything I like almost everything, the Spanish food is very good.
J: Cristiano Ronaldo thanks you very much.
C: Thank you it’s been a pleasure.