Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has confessed that he will love his five-year-old son, Cristiano Jr, to follow his footsteps and becomes a professional footballer.
The Portugal Captain who has had a glorious football career major titles at Manchester United and Real Madrid which he capped with three Ballon D’Or crown – is already planning out a sporting future for his offspring.
“I want my son to be a player. I am a footballer and I want him to be one too,” Ronaldo told the Chinese channel Zhejiang Satellite TV, which is making a reality TV show about the Portugal star.
“I think he has something of an athlete about him, he has athletic characteristics. Obviously he is very young, a baby, he’s only five, but he loves football. That is a big plus.
“I have 30 balls at home, he is always with the ball and he loves it. But I will not force him to be a player because it comes naturally, it has to be his choice.
“He will be whatever he wants to be, I am not going to push him at all. But obviously I want Cristiano to be a player. A top one, like his dad.”
Ronaldo was part of the Portuguese team that lost to Bulgaria in a friendly game last Friday where he missed a penalty but will have the opportunity to make amends on Tuesday against Belgium.