As he prepares for next season Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that rivalry with other top players is what continues to drive him to greater heights.
The reigning Ballon d’Or winner would put all he has on show to retain his title of “World’s best player” because he believes his competition wouldn’t let up.
“Of course it is always going to be a fight between us,” he told ESPN on his recent trip to China where he appeared as a special guest at Chinese Super League clash between Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande.
“I’m there along with [Lionel] Messi, Neymar, [Robert] Lewandowski and [Gonzalo] Higuain…
“That kind of fighting and competition is healthy and that is what motivates me, being better than them year after year.
“The best always try to compete with the best, it keeps you sharp. You know you can never lose focus because others will overtake you.”
We are glad that Ronaldo believes in Healthy Competition, it is good for the beautiful game.