Cristiano Ronaldo’s rise to stardom, longevity and success in the game is simply a result of his hardwork according to former Real Madrid director of football Arigo Sacchi.
Sacchi, a former Milan coach said Ronaldo is not as naturally talented as his Brazilian namesake Ronaldo [de Lima], but hard work has elevated him to his status as the world’s best.
“I once went to meet Carlo Ancelotti when he was at Real, and do you know who was there working out an hour and a half before training? Cristiano Ronaldo,” Sacchi said.
“The other Ronaldo, the Brazilian, had more quality but he didn’t last as long because he was looking for privileges, he didn’t want to run much.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is an exemplary professional, cognitive psychology teaches us that you’re not born with talent, it’s something you have to work at every day. That’s how he is. He raises Real up, Real raise him up.”