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Ronaldo admits 2018 was his “toughest year”

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Cristiano Ronaldo has explained why 2018 was his most difficult year, but not for professional terms, but in his personal life.

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted 2018 was his “toughest year” in his personal life.

“It’s been a very difficult year, perhaps my toughest, but not in professional terms,” he was quoted by Football Italia.

“When people question your integrity, it hurts, above all because I have a big family, a partner, four children, a 9-year-old who is intelligent and already understands things.”

“It went into our home because of a newspaper and it was really difficult for me, as it was for my whole family,” he added.

“It’s a case that I don’t feel comfortable talking about, but thankfully it’s been proved that I’m innocent.”

“My friends, loved ones and those who love me knew I was innocent. I’m proud of them, for how they reacted. I’m myself once more,” he commented.

“It’s hard to say how much I’m worth now. Today any player costs €100m. Joao [Felix] is a special case, but if you look at defenders and goalkeepers being sold for €70-80m.”

“I don’t agree with it, but that’s the market we’re in now and the times we live in. Maybe I’d be worth 3-4 times as much as I was,” he said.

“My subconscious is working. I’m giving 75 percent and no more than 100 percent, but I’m still as motivated as I was on my first day.”