We should have known that Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. would probably be quite special.
Not every son is blessed with the talent of their dad, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s work ethic was always likely to rub off on his eldest son.
And wouldn’t you know it, he scored four goals on his debut for Juventus’ Under-9s back in September 2018.
Then in December, Cristiano Jr. was seen posing with a trophy that he had won with the youth team.
There may be extra pressure on the youngster to succeed in football but the early signs are positive.
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And it seems as though confidence is no problem where the eight-year-old is concerned.
“He says he is going to be better (than me), but I think it's difficult,” Ronaldo said in an interview with BeIN Sports last year, per the Mail.
Cristiano Jr. scores seven goals in one match
Now that would be something.
And the latest reports on Cristiano Jr.’s development are very, very exciting.
Currently playing for Juve’s youth team in a tournament in Madeira, Portugal, his father’s birthplace, he scored seven goals in a game against Maritimo China - in the first half.
The report comes from AS, who claim Cristiano Jr., who wears the No.7 shirt, is 'showing that he’s a chip off the old block'.
That may very well be the case. He went on to score five goals against Camacha, meaning he has scored 12 goals in the first two games of the tournament.
Juventus’ Under-9s beat Maritimo China 25-0 and Camacha 15-1, so the competition isn’t very strenuous.
But in front of his grandmother and aunt, Cristiano Jr. is doing his family proud.
A future Ballon d’Or winner? Who knows.
It would be his father’s dream, though, to see him playing professional football one day.
“I like to teach him some stuff, but he's going to be whatever he wants and I'm always going to support him,” the 34-year-old told DAZN, per the Mail.
“But of course I want Cristiano to be a football player, because I think he has that drive. He has a good body, he's fast, he has skills, he shoots good.
“But, as you know, he's going to take his decision and he's so young. I'm not going to put pressure on him, but of course I dream to see my boy a football player.”