Brazilian superstar Ronaldo affirmed that he has no intention of returning to Real Madrid as a director in the future. The Corinthians striker, who played for Los Blancos for five years, told the press that now isn't the right moment to talk about the possibilities of him becoming a director.
Last year Ronaldo promised Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, that he would become a club director. This was when he participated in a friendly match between his and the friends of Zinedine Zidane.
"Let's see what will happen. It isn't in my plans to return to Real Madrid. I have a great relationship with the club, especially with Florentino. But I'm still a player, and I don't see myself playing for Madrid," Ronaldo told AS.
The former World Player of the Year admitted to being impressed with the players Real Madrid signed this season, especially Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, who inherited the no.9 shirt once worn by Ronaldo.
"I saw that he uses my number and my name. I think it is great that he uses that shirt. I advise him to work to his maximum level when wearing that shirt. He is a great player."
Ronaldo also had time to speak about his compatriot Kaka: "Kaka is my friend and he is working wonders at Madrid."
Later on in the week Ronaldo will return to Brazil to confront Corinthians' league clash against Atletico Paranaense on Saturday.
Gregory Sica, Goal.com
Pepe: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Is Better Than Barcelona’s Lionel MessiPepe believes that Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is a better player than Barcelona star Lionel Messi because he has more aspects to his game.
The Brazilian-born defender has returned from a ten-match ban for punching and stamping on an opponent and is enjoying the limelight that he being given.
With both Ronaldo and Messi constantly being compared in the Spanish media, Pepe has waded into the debate and sided with his fellow Portugal international.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is better because he is capable of scoring goals with his head, with both feet and from free kicks, as well as creating goals," he told Marca.
"He is a spectacular player, able to incredible things. He has a great desire to win and he his going to help us a lot."
Reflecting on his ten-match ban and the incident that led to the punishment, Pepe admits that he has learnt from it.
"What I did was wrong, but I served my suspension and all I want to do now is work hard and help my team. I was happy to return and I am now eager to do my very best," he continued.
"My friends and family gave me their full support. They know what kind of guy I am and I am grateful. I know I have a lot to learn, but I have apologised for what I did."
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All of these not include wedding dress + make up or the money to pay for parent. It is only the cost of party during the wedding night. I see most of Vietnamese like to set up small party in front of their house, instead of setting up in the hotels.
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But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take…It is indeed a fearful gamble…Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.
To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take…If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation…It takes a lifetime to learn another person…When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected.
Lionel Messi Will Win The Ballon d'Or, But Cristiano Ronaldo Deserves It - Jorge ValdanoReal Madrid's director general thinks that the Barca ace will scoop the prestigious award because of his early-year success. However, he has stated that Ronaldo is a better candidate for the gong.
Cristiano Ronaldo, though he doesn't believe that should be the case.
Messi helped guide Barca to a unique treble last season and was a member of a front line who scored over 100 goals, along with Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o.
"Each in his way is a star from a higher dimension," Valdano was quoted as saying by AS.
"Messi because he runs with the ball attached to the foot, is very effective in one-on-one's and shoots well with his left leg.
"Cristiano because he is fast, with great control of the ball at speed, tremendous power, tremendous continuity during the game, because he is currently the best striker in the world.
"Ronaldo would deserve it, but I've always thought the Ballon d'Or is awarded for what one did until July. Messi won it all."
Lucas Brown, Goal.com
Nani has revealed that he is in constant contact with friend and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo as he strives to become a fixture in the Manchester United team.
The Portuguese winger has been tipped as one of the stars at Old Trafford capable of taking over from Ronaldo, who left the club in the summer to join Real Madrid.
However, instead of shining through, Nani has struggled to perform this term and was even goaded by Stoke City fans at the weekend with a chant of "you'll never be Ronaldo".
Looking to overcome his current dip, the 22-year-old, whose full name is Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, will speak to the €94 million player for advice.
"Cristiano and I talk a lot," Nani was quoted as saying by The Sun.
"We speak about my own game and he gives me confidence to go out and perform."
Ronaldo believes that his former team-mate can rise to the challenge of becoming one of United's top stars.
"Nani is an excellent player and I am sure that in a few years he will be among the best players in the world," he stated.
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Manchester United winger Nani has revealed he regularly turns to former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for advice on how to improve his game.
Nani's below-par display against Stoke at the weekend saw him replaced by Ryan Giggs early in the second half, and led home supporters at the Britannia Stadium to taunt the 22-year-old with chants of "You'll never be Ronaldo".
After the match, which United won 2-0, Nani admitted that when his performances are criticised and he needs his confidence levels lifted, he turns to Ronaldo for guidance.
"Cristiano and I talk a lot," he told the Sun. "We speak about my own game and he gives me confidence to go out and perform."
Following his £80 million move out of Old Trafford this summer, Ronaldo said he had no doubt that his compatriot could fill the void left by himself and Carlos Tevez who transferred to United's rivals Manchester City for £25.5 million.
The world's most expensive player insisted that with time, Nani could develop into one of the best players in the world.
"I have seen that Nani is playing much more than he was last season when I was there," Ronaldo said. "That's good for him and he will benefit. Now he has more opportunities, he will show the fans how great a player he is. There is a lot more to come from him.
"Nani is an excellent player and I am sure that in a few years he will be among the best players in the world."
Ryan Giggs' ability to turn Saturday's Stoke City tie in Manchester United's favour further highlighted the sub-par performance of Portuguese winger Nani, but when the international is feeling low, he claims he can always find a confidence boost when he talks to international team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nani arrived at the Theatre of Dreams in a similar style to Ronaldo, now at Real Madrid.
They were purchased from the same club, Sporting CP, and employed a multitude of tricks and flicks in the initial stages of their Old Trafford days - but the former has not developed at the same rate as the latter.
The 22-year-old winger, though, still seeks the approval of Ronaldo.
"Cristiano and I talk a lot," Nani revealed to Sky Sports News. "We speak about my own game and he gives me confidence to go out and perform."
Ronaldo recently talked-up the talent and potential of Nani. He said: "Nani is an excellent player and I am sure that in a few years he will be among the best players in the world."
Alan Dawson, Goal.com UK