Cristiano Ronaldo said he needs his haters because they contributed to making him who he is today.
The football star has opened up about his haters saying that they have helped him achieve so much in his career.
Ronaldo said this in an interview with Coach Magazine where he also revealed he has mutual admiration for rival Lionel Messi.
The Real Madrid all time highest goalscorer also talked about the impact of football in his life saying:
“To use negative people and experiences to motivate you. I actually need my haters – they have helped me achieve all I have achieved.
The relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will always be seen as an intense rivalry and the Real Madrid ace also opened up on why only a ‘work relationship’ exists between the duo.
“There is a big mutual respect between myself and Lionel Messi. The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don’t. It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides.”
The Euro cup winning Portugal captain revealed how his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson helped his career:
“Over the years I had some great battles with Ashley Cole – he doesn’t give you a second to breathe. He was such a tenacious player, quick, tough in the tackle – when he was at his peak. You knew it would never be an easy game.”
“I do see Sir Alex Ferguson as a father figure. All my coaches have been important, but when I arrived at Real Madrid I was a man, when I arrived at Manchester United I was a boy. All of a sudden you are at one of the biggest clubs in the world, and at that time I needed somebody like Sir Alex.”
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