C. Ronaldo says no regrets to matters beyond football pitch

Madrid, Jan 3 (IANS) Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo says he has no regrets and “goes to bed every night with a clear conscience”.

Speaking to the “El Mundo” newspaper in an interview published on Sunday in Spain, the Real Madrid striker speaks about matters beyond his performance on the football pitch and says he “doesn’t see life like a battle”, reports Xinhua.

“Everyone can think what they like about me, but I go to bed every night with a clear conscience and I sleep well,” he said, adding you “can’t be obsessed with what other people think about you”.

“Not even God can please everyone,” commented Ronaldo, who nevertheless, admits that sometimes his arrogant gestures on the pitch have helped form people’s opinions of him.

“That’s obvious, but they are natural gestures, I don’t plan on them beforehand and sometimes I regret them,” he said, although he probably won’t be stopping them in the future because “it is very hard to change”.

Ronaldo will be 31 next month and was asked about his life after football, he replied he wanted his clothing brand to continue to expand, but explained that once his playing life ends “there is another life”.

“It will be difficult to start with, but I don’t want to be a coach, a club director or president,” the former Manchester United star said.

Ronaldo, who is clearly looking forward to having more free time, said: “I like to feel good and do things well. I have a great life, but I think I will enjoy it more than my career is over, when I have time to do what I like.

“I have a great job, cars, houses… but that isn’t everything. For example, this Saturday there is a fight (boxing) in Las Vegas and I would like to take my family and friends to go and see it, but I can’t because I am sacrificing myself and don’t have the time. I can’t regret that now, but later I want to live like a king,” the Portugal captain commented.

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