Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

FINITO

18:10: I think that means finished in Italian. I’ve learned most of my Italian from The Sopranos but I’m unable to write most of the phrases down here…

Anyway, that was the unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo, who sounds as ambitious as ever and is looking to continue his incredible success at Juventus.

All the quotes from his press conference are below and extra gems can be found elsewhere on the Express website. Ciao!

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18:05: Cristiano Ronaldo: “I feel great. For me it is another challenge. It will be tough, I know that. The league is tough. But I will be ready, Juventus is ready. I will be there. I feel good, I feel motivated. It is exciting and I will try to do my best. I look forward to starting the league and winning many titles.”

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

LIONEL MESSI…

18:04: You just knew someone would ask about the Barcelona wizard.

Asked about his rivalry with Leo Messi, Ronaldo said: “Everyone fights for their own team, in the end we’ll look back and see who is the best.”

LISBON RETURN?

18:01: Cristiano Ronaldo on a potential return to his first club Sporting Lisbon: “Sporting Lisbon is always in my heart, it has always been. But I can not answer your question. Of course I want to gave new success with Juventus right now. I am not on holiday and hope to mark new success with Juventus. I am very confident that everything will be alright.”

EXAMPLE TO YOUNGSTERS

18:00: Cristiano Ronaldo on being an example to younger players: “It is a continuous challenge and that is very interesting for me because I want to be an example not only as a player but as a man. I want to work hard to help the youth. I don’t think I am changing. I want to be myself. It is a shining moment of my career. I will work with the club and the club with me for new trophies.”

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

BALLON D’OR

17:59: Cristiano Ronaldo on winning more Ballon d’Or awards: “I want to win. I want to be the best. Who knows, maybe I will be awarded the Ballon d’Or again but things will happen naturally. It was difficult to win it in Manchester and Real Madrid, but maybe here? We will see.”

TWO WEEKS

17:58: Cristiano Ronaldo says he’ll officially start his Juventus career after a couple of weeks break. 30th on July is the starting date.

‘I’M DIFFERENT’

17:56: Cristiano Ronaldo on continuing his career: “Thanks to the president and the manager for thinking of me. There were many important things. I am well – physically, mentally and emotionally. That is why I am so proud of being here and the way I have come here.

“It gives me so much momentum for the future. I am different from all the other players who think that their career is over at my age but I want to show the others that I am different. It is very emotional for me at the club now because I am not 23, I am 33!”

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

ONLY OFFER?

17:55: Apparently there weren’t any other takers for the Portugal legend, at least that what Ronaldo has said.

Ronaldo: “Actually yes, it was the only one.”

‘STUNNING’

17:53: Asked about Juventus fans applauding his overhead kick in the Champions League, Ronaldo said: “It was a really stunning moment for me. Being welcomed this way is so rewarding. It increases your motivation to start a new adventure. I’m really grateful to these supporters for the way they welcomed me. I hope I can reward them when I play for them. Thanks to all the fans at the airport and here to welcome me.”

‘LUCKY STAR’

17:51: Asked about the possibility of winning the Champions League, Ronaldo said: “I do know that Champions League titles is a trophy that every club would like to win. This is an option. We are going to fight not only for the Champions League but for the Serie A title.

“We know competition will be harsh but we must stay concentrated. I hope I can help Juventus win it. They couldn’t win (last year) because even when you get to the final nothing is written. I hope I can be the lucky star of this club but we will see what happens.”

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

NO CHINA…

17:50: Cristiano Ronaldo on leaving Real Madrid: “I’m not sad actually. I am here because it is a new challenge for my career.

“It is a big club. Usually players of my age go to Qatar and China, with all due respect. To come to this club at this stage of my career I am very happy so I am very grateful to the club for this opportunity.

END OF PORTUGAL CAREER? NOPE!

17:48: Cristiano Ronaldo: “I will work with my country and I will not turn my back on them. This is just one new step in my career.”

‘I WANT TO WORK HARD’

17:47: Cristiano Ronaldo: “I know it’s a difficult and tactical championship. I like to have new experiences. I know it will be difficult but I’ve always had difficult challenges. I don’t like to sit down and look at my successes, I want to work hard for new successes.

“I believe in my football. I’m sure everything will be very successful. I will work hard and do my best. That’s why I’m calm and sure of myself.”

‘COMFORT ZONE’

17:45: Cristiano Ronaldo: “Well, I had a great career at Real Madrid, we won everything, but it’s now it’s time for a new challenge. I’m happy, motivated, and I want to prove in Italy that I’m a top player. I don’t have anything to prove, the numbers speak for themselves. But I don’t want to get into a comfort zone, I was at Manchester United, Real Madrid, and now I’m ready for a new challenge.”

MESSAGE FOR JUVE FANS…

17:44: Cristiano Ronaldo: “After playing at Sporting and Manchester, Real Madrid and now Juventus, this is a new challenge. I love playing football and I’m very happy to take on this new challenge. I’m very happy and full of confidence.”

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

‘I’M STILL RATHER YOUNG’

17:42: Cristiano Ronaldo: “I prefer to think of me in the present tense. The present is clear, I enjoy football. I’m still rather young and I’ve always liked challenges in my life – from Sporting, Manchester, Real and now Juventus. It was a dream, not a career. I couldn’t really think of winning so many titles. This new challenge will be as good as the others.”

‘EASY DECISION’

17:40: Nice and easy questions to get things underway.

Asked why he decided to join Juventus, Ronaldo said: “Juventus is one of the best clubs in the world, it was a long-thought out move, but it was an easy decision to join the best club in Italy and a very important step for my career.”

HMMMMM…

17:35: I’m watching the press conference via Sky Sports News and nobody is speaking English. He’s talking in Portuguese while the questions are being asked in Italian.

Long story short, I’m waiting for our esteemed interpreter.

HE’S ARRIVED!

17:33: Cristiano Ronaldo is in the building! He’s just taken his seat and pours himself a glass of water. How does he look? Immaculate in a suit obviously. I suspect it was made in Italy.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

FIFTH…

17:30: I suspect this is the only aspect of the transfer that Cristiano Ronaldo will be disappointed with. At least Lionel Messi isn’t on there…

The deal means Ronaldo has now been involved in the fifth- and eighth-most expensive transfers in football history.

1 Neymar, Barcelona to Paris St Germain, 2017, £200.6million

2 Kylian Mbappe, Monaco to Paris St Germain, 2017, £128m

3 Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool to Barcelona, 2018, £106.4m

4 Ousmane Dembele, Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona, 2017, £96.8m

5 Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid to Juventus, 2018, £92.7m

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transferJUVENTUS

Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

THE DEAL…

17:28: If anyone needs a loan, Cristiano Ronaldo might be a good bloke to ask.

The Portugal forward, 33, agreed a four-year contract worth 30 million euros a year.

That’s €2,500,000 a Month, €625,000 a Week, €89,285 a Day, €3,720 an Hour, €62,39 a Minute, €1,03 a Second.

EARLIER TODAY

17:25: Just to catch you up. Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus’ medical centre to complete his move from Real Madrid earlier today.

The 33-year-old arrived in Turin by private jet on Sunday and was greeted by a large crowd of cheering fans.

THE SCENE IS SET…

17:20: Above is a picture of where Cristiano Ronaldo will be delivering his first press conference shortly. Anyone know what language he’ll be speaking today? My Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are a bit rusty…

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus unveiling LIVE updates: Ronaldo set to discuss £105million transfer

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WELCOME

17:10: This is a first.

Today I’ll be guiding you through the official unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo. That didn’t sound right…

Anyway, there aren’t many people on earth who could command such an event after completing a £105million move from Real Madrid to Juventus.

But the GOAT is certainly one of them.

So join me for his first press conference in Turin. I’ll have all the quotes as they arrive.



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