Cristiano Ronaldo reveals ambitions for son: ‘I’m going to push him to be a striker’

He’s one of the most successful sportsman in the world, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Cristiano Ronaldo’s son was to follow in his footsteps.


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But the 30-year-old has confessed that, regardless of what Cristiano Jr chooses as a career, he’ll try his hardest to get him into football.

Speaking to the Daily Star Online at the premiere of his new film Ronaldo, he said: “My son, he is a young boy, he changes his mind every second.

Ronaldo hopes Cristiano Jr will play football
Ronaldo hopes Cristiano Jr will play football

“You can be whatever you want to be but of course I want that to be like his dad and score goals.”

He added: “I’m going to push him to be a striker.”

Cristiano’s comments are a stark contrast to those of his fellow footballing superstar David Beckham, who has insisted he’ll never pressure his kids into playing the game.

David has said in the past he's not fussed what his kids do, as long as they're passionate about it

He recently said: “They just like playing football. If they don’t want to play, I’m not going to get upset about it.

“As long as they’ve got ambition, as long as they’re passionate about something, that’s all I want for them.”

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