Cristiano Ronaldo has said he can play at the highest level after the age of 40, and revealed the secret to his longevity in an interview with ESPN Brazil. “I’m happy, I want to keep going and see what happens. If I can play in 40, I can also play in 41 and 42 … but the most important thing is to enjoy the moment, the present,” he said. The 36-year-old Portuguese.
“Genetically speaking, I wouldn’t say I feel like I’m 25, I’m not exaggerating. But it feels like I’m 30. I take care of my body, my body and my soul,” he added. . To a journalist who asked him if he could compare himself with other sports legends such as American football star Tom Brady (43) or tennis player Roger Federer (40), CR7 explained that these are “other sports, with different needs”. “Longevity is a great thing I’ve been studying lately,” he admitted.
The key to staying on top, he said, is having the “smartness” to “adapt” to new situations and “read the game well”. “I know my body and I have experience.
At every age group, I was able to adapt to new gaming philosophies. I’m proud to hear that, at my age, I was able to maintain my usual level of play.”
“There is one thing I’ve learned in these years: After 33, the body continues to hold out, if we take care of it. But the most difficult battle is on the mental level,” he concluded.
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