World Cup winner and legendary striker Ronaldo backed his namesake Cristiano Ronaldo to play until the age of 40, and also questioned Real Madrid’s decision to sell Achraf Hakimi to Inter, when from a recent interview.
Since joining Juventus in 2018, CR7 has shown no sign of slowing down, scoring an impressive 31 goals in Serie A. last season. He has continued those impressive feats this season, scoring 15 times in his first 13 league games.
He will be 36 in February, and his Brazilian namesake has predicted that he won’t be retiring anytime soon.
When asked if Ronaldo could play in his forties during an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal), he said: “I don’t know, he will definitely try.
“He’s different from the player I saw at Real Madrid, he knows how to handle himself now. Did you see him against Sassuolo? Even if he stays in the shadows the entire match, he can hurt within a minute. “
During the interview, Ronaldo also discussed Inter’s title chances. Since Antonio Conte took over the Nerazzurri in 2019, there have been significant investments in the squad and the club finished just one point behind Juventus last season.
They also find themselves in a title race this campaign with Ronaldo saying: “They have a great coach and a team with a definite identity. On top of that, they don’t play European competitions.
“It’s never a good thing, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Inter gain more points than their opponents in March, when European competitions resume. They signed an extraordinary player at Hakimi. It was a mistake for Real Madrid to let him. come on, sometimes I think, “Ronnie, imagine you and him. We would go at a decent speed. ”
Hakimi has indeed made a quick start to his Inter career, registering 10 direct Serie A goals after 17 appearances this season, despite his role as a right-back.