Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is — and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude .
The Real Madrid star made the comments as he accepted the Portuguese player of the year award in Lisbon.
“ We should always believe we are the best , ” said Ronaldo, who led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title and who is now turning his gaze to the 2018 World Cup .
“ You need to think big . I always believe that nobody is better than me, out on the pitch at least,” he said .
“ On a personal and collective level I have had a dream year . I won five trophies (Champions League , UEFA Supercup, World Club Cup , Spanish league title and the Spanish Supercup ), the Ballon D ’Or and the FIFA ‘Best ’ title. ”
Ronaldo, who has been voted Ballon D ’Or winner five times, is currently in Lisbon with the Portugal squad who play fellow World Cup qualifiers Egypt on Friday and the Netherlands three days later .
The 33 -year – old has scored 79 goals in 147 games for Portugal and will lead the reigning European Champions to the 2018 World Cup , fitness permitting , where they will face Spain , Morocco and Iran in the first round .
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