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Cristiano Ronaldo: “I can play at the highest level for a few years”

Levante v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo spoke in an interview with the GQ Magazine and said that while he doesn’t do the things he did when he was 20 years old, he still has fuel in the tank.

“I have had two very good years in which I have won titles both with my club and with the national team, and I feel that I can play at the highest level for a few years more,” said Ronaldo, who turned 33 years old this week.

“It is very interesting, especially for a sportsman. I try to be at my peak physical level because it is very important for my profession. I have to be at 100 percent and I take it very seriously. I don’t do the same things I did 10 years ago. To maintain yourself at this level you must make sacrifices,” he added.

Ronaldo will reportedly sign a new deal with Real Madrid to get his wages increased to €30 million/year, although his contract will still expire in 2021. The Portuguese star won both the Ballon D’Or and FIFA’s The Best awards this year and will try to lead Real Madrid past Paris Saint-Germain in the next round of the Champions League, that being the only title Los Blancos will be able to conquer this season.

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