The World cup of 2006, the turning point in the career of Cristiano Ronaldo


According to Gary Neville, out of this World Cup, the Portuguese began to exploit at Manchester United.

No one would be encouraged to discuss the enormous career of Cristiano Ronaldo, who won dozens of titles and has individual statistics that are from another planet. However, when was the turning point of this striker who began his career in Sporting Lisbon?

Gary Neville has no doubt: the World of 2006 marked a before and an after in the career of the Portuguese. In that World Cup was played in Germany, Portugal he finished in the fourth place and the ex-Real Madrid he played six games as a holder and scored just one goal. From that time, according to Neville, its growth was meteoric.

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“Already in that season, 2006-2007, he was impressive. Had fire inside, hunger”he said the exdefensor of the Manchester United in Sky Sports. And he added: “The impulse of Christian is outside of this world, in the years he had not seen a player like that in Old Trafford… I was incredibly motivated. I knew him more professionally than personally, but its momentum, again, it was out of this world”.

Neville, who was his partner in the six seasons that Cristiano was at Manchester, he continued recalling the obsessions of the current star of the Juventus: “I had an obsession with scoring goals, with be applied every day, to be the best. Was raising its level each year. I have No doubt that you will want to continue playing and overcome the numbers of Pele. Wants to be the best of all time and, in turn, ensure that the computers on which plays will be successful”.