Ronaldo: Not Scared

Cristiano Ronaldo has been speaking to Portugese TV and the Daily Mirror about his life. He needs no real introduction!

"Some players say to me 'stop making fun of me or I'll kick you out of the game'," says Ronaldo in a Portuguese TV interview. "I remember being in a game for United and one player said that if I was going to start with my things he would sort me out. So I said sarcastically to him 'I'm so scared. You can try and take me if you want. I don't have a problem with that at all. Good luck'."

"I was 18 when I first arrived in Manchester," said Ronaldo. "I was skinnier, smaller and I had braces on my teeth. Since then I have evolved, grown up, gained weight, lost the braces and gone through changes year after year.

"It's so important for a player to have his head in the right place. If you don't it becomes difficult to do the things you know. Already in my career I've passed some very bad situations. But that happens to everybody.

"Family is the most important support I have. If you don't have a good relationship with your family everything is more difficult. My father was No.1 in my life. He is always in my heart. I have a picture of him in my house which I put up in a high position so I know he is always watching over me. He helped me a lot.

"The one thing I dislike is being alone. Sometimes my mother stays with me, other times my sister or friends. I never like to be alone."

With all the stresses of recent weeks and months, Ronaldo has found ways of getting it out of his system, which bizarrely involves knocking tvs out of trees!?

“When I was mad once I put a television set up in a tree in my garden and tried to knock it down by kicking a football at it. And it worked! I was mad really p***** off," Ronaldo told the Mirror.

“I play football in my garden, like loads of guys do. I even broke a window once when we were playing outside. I made a pass to my cousin Nuno but the ball hit the glass and broke it.

"I also have boxing gloves to hit something or someone to relieve stress. And I like to play the Jambe — bongo drums — because it feels good.”

The tricky winger was dispossessed as Arsenal scored in United's only defeat of the season so far, and Ronaldo says he likes to hide away in his luxury home on such occassions.

“Sometimes when I perform badly or when things don’t go the way I want them to, I come straight home," he added. “I eat something, follow the stairs, turn left, enter the small bedroom and lock the door. I just stay there.”

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