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Ronaldo tells BBC “it’s very tough” for him to get any better

Real Madrid CF v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 03: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Madrid CF and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 3, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world, but to him you can scratch the competition from the conversation.

In an interview with the BBC’s Dan Roan, Ronaldo spoke of his future, his love for Manchester United, and his hopes that fellow Portuguese legend Jose Mourinho succeeds at Chelsea.

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He also says, non-controversially, that he is the best player in the world, and that there’s only so much improving he can do when he’s so good.

From the BBC:

“To improve more it’s very tough, I just want to maintain because this is I think the most difficult part for a football player,” said Ronaldo, who is also the Champions League’s top scorer with 82 goals.

“In my mind, I’m always the best. I don’t care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I’m always the best,”

No one’s accused the 30-year-old of being humble, and it’s certainly not a big deal for an athlete to think or say he’s the best. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Ronaldo is on his own side in the often-annoying debate of who’s the best in the world.

I mean, the fact that he’s wrong and second is a discussion for another time (wink).

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