Cristiano Ronaldo reassured Juventus supporters and his legions of fans worldwide that at 34 he's not ready for retirement yet.
'Age is just a number. It does not mean that at 34, 35, 36 you are at the end of your career,' Ronaldo said at a news conference ahead of Juventus' Champions League match against Lokomotiv Moscow today.
'I can show that with my performances, how I play, the way I play, the way I still feel good, sharp, thinking about the game, more mature. This makes the difference.'
In the second season of a four-year deal at Juventus, Ronaldo had sparked concern among his fans when he said in an interview published a few weeks ago that he was starting to enjoy seeing himself 'outside of football, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two?'