Patrice Evra is legendary player that won plenty of trophies and played for the biggest clubs in Europe. He has decided to share one crazy story about Ronaldo.
Patrice Evra is slowly closing on the end of his career as a professional football player.
Its been a fantastic career full of trophies and a fair share of controversies.
Given that its World Cup, with Ronaldo being the best scorer of the tournament (at the moment), Evra decided to share a story.
A story about Ronaldo, that’s similar to Rafael van der Vaart story, but different.
In an interview for ITV Sport’s World Cup podcast, Evra said…
“They were playing table tennis and Rio beat him and we were all screaming and Ronaldo was so upset.
“Then he sent his cousin to buy a table tennis table. He trained for two weeks at home and he came back and he beat Rio in front of everyone. That’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
“That’s why I am not surprised today that he wants to win another Golden Ball, why he wants to win the World Cup because he’s an angry man.”
A perfect story, which shows you just why is Ronaldo one the best football players in the World (or second best).
“Ronaldo went crazy for losing in table tennis against Ferdinand”
He is incredibly competitive and just doesn’t want to lose. That’s why he’s breaking records for fun, because he has an incredible drive that just doesn’t stop.
Patrice Evra: “I just feel like Cristiano enjoys the pressure more than Messi. I think Messi just gets frustrated, but Ronaldo just loves it.” [mirror] pic.twitter.com/hkh468K4oV
— SB (@Realmadridplace) June 18, 2018
Calling him “angry” would probably be wrong, but there must be some kind of inner energy to keep the engine going.
Ronaldo is also a perfect role model for young kids out there, as he proves that a lot of training can get you very far.
In a way, Ronaldo has become a machine on the pitch, a machine that doesn’t know age.
He has helped Portugal to a win at EURO in France, and he can help them to win the World Cup in Russia.