Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that leaving home was the most difficult moment of his career.
The Real Madrid star, who began his career at Sporting Lisbon, has also admitted that hard work is the most important attribute to have.
He's insisted that he has always worked hard throughout his career, claiming that, no matter how much talent you have, you have to work for it.
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Ronaldo stated, as per Eurosport: “If you have talent but don’t work hard, you won’t win anything.
“In my career, I’ve always worked hard in training and games. It’s hard work which achieves success.
"Leaving home was the most difficult moment of my career. I also left my family at 11, 12 to go to another city.
“It was difficult and intense, but it was good. When I understood that I had the potential to be a professional player, I was around 15, 16, 17 and that was when everything changed.”
Leaving home may well have been the hardest moment of his career, but will he depart his beloved Real Madrid this summer?
At 31, the former Manchester United star is approaching the latter stages of his career and could have an important decision to make in the next transfer window.
His goal return is still outstanding and he would still comfortably become a leading player for any team in world football.
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