Football megastar Cristiano Ronaldo believes his son, Ronaldo Jr, could become as good a footballer as him when he grows up.
5-year-old Cristiano Jr is probably not thinking about his career for the time being, if at all he’s already figured he’ll need one in the future.
But his three-time ballon d’Or winning father would love to see him follow in his illustrious footsteps, and believes he is already showing positive signs.
“I want my son to be a player. I am a footballer and I want him to be one too,” the Real Madrid star told the Chinese channel Zhejiang Satellite TV, which has been filming Ronaldo as part of a reality show based around the player.
“I think he has something of an athlete about him, he has athletic characteristics. Obviously he is very young, a baby, he’s only five but he loves football, that is a big plus.”
Ronaldo then added that the kid is always practicing football, but that his destiny ultimately lies in his hands.
“I have 30 balls at home, he is always with the ball and he loves it. But I will not force him to be a player because it comes naturally, it has to be his choice,” he said.
“He will be whatever he wants to be, I am not going to push him at all.