Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to suggestions he is arrogant in the most Cristiano Ronaldo way imaginable.
In an interview with Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, the Portuguese claimed he doesn't care what people think of him because he was 'made to be the best' and insists his vanity is part of what has made him so successful.
It's hard to argue with his record: three Ballon d'Or titles, two Champions League winners' medals and a place in history as Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer speaks for itself.
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Despite his success, the 30-year-old still splits opinion among football fans and sometimes even supporters of his own club can turn on him.
That was evident during the 3-1 win over Real Sociedad when sections of the Bernabeu crowd jeered him despite the fact he bagged a brace.
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But Ronaldo believes it all comes down to jealousy. As per the Mirror, he said: "There are people out there who hate me and who say I'm arrogant, vain and whatever. That's all part of my success. I am made to be the best.
"We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It's impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world.
"We cannot live being obsessed with what other people think about us. It's impossible to live like that. Not even God managed to please the entire world."
"I have a clear conscience. I sleep well. I feel good helping others, regardless of whether that's with big things or small things. I look at life differently ever since I became a father.
"I can deal with the pressure because of the difficult life I have had. The person I am now is the result of the time I spent without my family and because of the difficult times I went through."
2015 turned out to be another solid year for Ronaldo personally. Despite Real Madrid winning no silverware, he scored 57 goals in as many appearances for club and country.
Although, he is likely to lose his Ballon d'Or crown to Lionel Messi in Zurich on January 11, as the Barcelona superstar looks set to claim his fifth title.
There are suggestions Ronaldo and Messi's duopoly of the award could end this year with Neymar finishing second behind his Blaugrana teammate.
With Real Madrid enduring a tough calendar year, Ronaldo will be hoping 2016 sees an improvement or it will be another trophyless campaign for Los Blancos.
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