The difference between Ronaldo Luis Nazário and Cristiano



Although they share a name, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t be more different in terms of their approach, the Brazilian has asserted.

Truth be told, one of the significant things that separates them is their approach to training and keeping it.


Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo

« We are distinctive regarding our situation on the field and our method for translating the game, even if Cristiano does now play in a more central position, » Ronaldo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

« He has a different way of approaching the goal with respect to how I did, regardless of whether our goal was the equivalent.

« I think we are perhaps equivalent in our longing to score goals but it is no coincidence that Cristiano has reached 33 years of age in this kind of form.


« There are so couple of players who deal with their body as he does and still wants to make strides.

« I’m not saying the manner in which approach training is completely opposite but it is certainly different.

« I trained because I had to, he does it since he cherishes it. »


World Cup

The former Real Madrid forward also insisted that given the different eras the pair competed in, they simply cannot be compared, while also acknowledging that World Cup performances in a Ballon d’Or year play a massive part in determining the result.


« We are nine years apart but the years in which we played are very different, » clarified the previous Brazil global.


Ballon d’Or

« I would prefer not to state that the time I played in was increasingly troublesome but we faced different situations with different teams.

« In terms of the Ballon d’Or, we the players made it clear and everyone knows it, it is a prize that is dictated by the outcomes.

« In the World Cup, Luka Modric and Croatia had a better tournament than Portugal and Cristiano did. »


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