Cristiano Ronaldo Says He Wants His Son to Be a Footballer 'Like His Dad'

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterMarch 27, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09:  Cristiano Ronaldo and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr attend the World Premiere of 'Ronaldo' at Vue West End on November 9, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he wants to see his son, Cristiano Jr., follow in his footsteps and become a professional footballer.

Talking to Chinese television channel Zhejiang Satellite TV (via Goal), Ronaldo said:

I want my son to be a player. I am a footballer and I want him to be one too. 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. 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 will be whatever he wants to be, I am not going to push him at all. But obviously I want Cristiano to be a player. A top one, like his dad.

No pressure, then!

[h/t Goal]