Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said that persistence, confidence, work ethic and passion are the four secrets that allow him to keep playing football.
The 36-year-old said this on Friday after being named the Serie A player of the year (2020) for the second successive time.
Ronaldo had won the prize in 2019 after his debut season at Juventus. The 2020 awards didnt take place last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Portugal captain scored 31 goals in 33 league games last season and helped Juventus to a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title.
Speaking after receiving the award on Friday in Italy, Ronaldo said: At the beginning, it was hard to play in empty stadiums, but the aim was to win, and we did it.
We missed the Champions League, but thats how football is.
I am happy and lucky. Persistence, confidence, work ethic, passion those are all the secrets that allow me to keep playing.
I feel motivated, and you have to be every year, otherwise you wont manage to win at 34, 35, 36 or 40 years old.
Ronaldo added, Thanks to the players who voted for me, I feel very lucky.
Ronaldo was also named in the Serie A team of 2020, which was made up of: Gianluigi, Donnarumma, Robin Gosens, Stefan de Vrij, Lenardo Bonucci, Theo Hernndez, Luis Alberto, Nicolo Barella, Papu Gmez, Paulo Dybala, Ciro Immobile and Ronaldo.