Ronaldo has issued a 373-word message reflecting on his season and everything he has achieved with Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked everyone who ‘took part’ in his ‘journey’ with Juventus in a cryptic and lengthy social media post.
The Portuguese ace showed a touch of class by congratulating Inter Milan for their Serie A success and paid tribute to the ‘tremendous players’ and ‘giant clubs’ he has faced in Italy for the last three years.
Ronaldo also stated he has ‘reached a goal’ by winning Serie A, the Suppercoppa Italiana, Coppa Italia, the Capocannoniere, and the Italian league’s MVP award.
His statement comes amid speculation linking him with a summer exit.
Ronaldo reflects on his achievements in Turin
“The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs. Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellence levels,” Ronaldo posted on Instagram.
“This year we couldn’t win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well deserved title. However, I have to value everything that we achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms.
“The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A Top Scorer trophy fill me with happiness, mainly due to the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win.
“With these achievements, I reached a goal that I had set myself since the first day I arrived in Italy: to win the Championship, the Cup and the Super Cup, and also to be Best Player and Top Scorer in this great football country filled with tremendous players, giant clubs and a very own football culture.
“I’ve already said that I don’t chase records, records chase me.
“For those who don’t understand what I mean by this, it’s very simple: football is a collective game, but it is through individual overcoming that we help our teams achieve their goals.
“It is always looking for more and more on the field, working more and more off the field, that records eventually emerge and collective titles become inevitable, some being the natural consequence of the other.”
‘Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey!’
Ronaldo added: “So, I’m very proud with this fact that has been widely replicated in recent days: Champion in England, Spain and Italy; Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Super Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Best Player in England, Spain and Italy; Best Scorer in England, Spain and Italy; Over 100 goals for a club in England, Spain and Italy.
“Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that I’ve left my mark in the countries where I’ve played, and that I gave joy to the fans of the clubs I represented. This is what I work for, this is what moves me and this is what I’ll always keep chasing for until the last day.
“Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey! We stand together!”
What do the fans think?
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