Ronaldo: 'I'm not obsessed by individual prizes'

In the interview, Ronaldo also dubbed as “revolting” allegations of rape made against him dating back to 2009.

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he doesn't always think of beating records.   -  AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo missed out on the Ballon d'or, FIFA and UEFA player of the year awards as he saw former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric sweep all of it in 2018. But Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies.

“I'm not obsessed by individual prizes,” Ronaldo told Portuguese sports daily Record.

“The most important thing is to win collective trophies and help the team. The rest comes naturally.”

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The Juventus striker added: “I don't think all the time of beating records. I work above all to help the club and be at my best level. The technical, tactical and physical level of all teams is better today. It's increasingly tough to win so I have to keep working hard to stay on top.”

Having missed the start of Portugal's Nations League campaign to better acclimatise life at Juve, Ronaldo said he “envisages being at the disposal of the national coach” in 2019.

Portugal will host the inaugural Nations League finals in June, meeting Switzerland in the semi-finals.

In the interview, Ronaldo also dubbed as “revolting” allegations of rape made against him dating back to 2009, something he staunchly denies. He added that he had a “calm conscience” and was “confident that everything will very soon be clarified”.

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