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

Sean FayUK Staff WriterJanuary 3, 2016

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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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.