Ronaldo's Lebron dreams and why he is yet to retire — Ex-Chelsea star reveals

Ronaldo's Lebron dreams and why he is yet to retire — Ex-Chelsea star reveals

Faruq Ibrahim 22:53 - 07.07.2024

A former Chelsea striker explains why Ronaldo will not retire after the EURO 2024 disappointment.

Ex-Romanian international Adrian Mutu has provided some insights into why Cristiano Ronaldo does not plan to retire any time soon. 

Ronaldo, now 39, was the subject of scathing criticism following Portugal's exit from the European Championships. The Al-Nassr striker started every game for the Selecao at the tournament, and following their exit, his level of involvement was questioned, given his advanced age. 

Despite the criticism, Ronaldo did not plan on retiring after the tournament, as suggested by many; instead, the former Manchester United ace looks forward. 

What Mutu said 

With Ronaldo having already achieved so much, his insistence on playing while he could retire and enjoy his hard-earned legacy surprises many, not former Chelsea forward Mutu. 

Mutu said that the reason Ronaldo does not have retirement on his mind at the moment is because he wants to share a football pitch with his son. 

 "That's his real motivation. The fact he wants to play an official match with his boy and that's why he doesn't give up,” Mutu told iAM SPORT.

"Well, at Al Nassr, it's possible. If he was at another team, I don't know, Real Madrid, it would be more difficult. But to play a half (together), in a year, I don't think it's impossible."

The NBA is set to witness a father and son on the same team next season after the Los Angeles Lakers drafted LeBron James’s son, Bronny. Ronaldo’s son is currently 14, and with the remarkable youth players debuting these days—Barcelona’s Yamal at 15 is an example—the alleged dream could well be in reach. 

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