Cristiano Ronaldo said that he’s “different” from other players within his age bracket, who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during his official unveiling as a Juventus player on Monday.
“I’m different from other players who think their careers are over when they’re my age,” said the 33-year-old Portugal captain.
“I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different.”
“Players of my age go to China or Qatar so coming to such an important club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”
Juventus signed the superstar attacker, who signed a four-year deal worth a reported 30 million euros a season, in the hope that he will push them to a much sought after Champions League title, the continent’s holy grail.
Juve haven’t won the competition since 1996 but were beaten finalists in 2015 and 2017, bested respectively by Barcelona and Ronaldo’s former club, Real Madrid.
Ronaldo meanwhile has scored more Champions League’s goals than anyone else with a total of 120 and won four out of the last five editions with Real Madrid.
“We’re going to fight for not just Champions League, but also Serie A and the others trophies,” he said.
“I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won. I hope I can help.”