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Cristiano Ronaldo Says His Teenage Life Was Tough as He Had to His Own Ironing

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Sean FayUK Staff WriterJanuary 3, 2016

It might seem like Cristiano Ronaldo has everything, but his life hasn't always been so easy.

Oh no.

Ronaldo still has to work hard to be a professional athlete, but once he retires, he plans to finally "live like a king."

Ronaldo provided an insight into his mindset in an interview with Papel (h/t MailOnline), intimating life was hard as a teenager because he had to do his own ironing:

After [football] I want to live like a king. I've become the person I am today because of the time I spent without my family and going through difficult times.

I was a teenager, but I had to do things as a man—to the point that I had to do my own ironing. My mental strength began at that time.

 Ronaldo also talked about his frustration at not being able to do everything he wants:

You can say you have the best job, money, cars, houses...but that is not everything. One example: On Saturday there's boxing on in Las Vegas and I would like to take my family and friends, but I can't because I have no time. 

Poor guy.


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