PSG Chief Al-Khelaifi hails Ronaldo’s ‘extraordinary strength of character’

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s “extraordinary strength of character” has been hailed by Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

Cristiano Ronaldo as known by football lovers has been a great source of joy to his fans, his family members and the entire world of football and his also a five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Ronaldo has claimed league titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid and with his current club Juventus.

The 35yrs old forward has also won five Champions League trophies – with Madrid and one during his time at United – while he helped Juve to Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana glory last season. Linked to Ligue 1 champions PSG previously, Al-Khelaifi lauded Ronaldo and encouraged him to spark up fresh speculation

“Year after year, he shows a unique determination, an extraordinary strength of character,” Al-Khelaifi told France Football.

He went further to say: “he remains motivated by his desire to improve every day and he always pushes his limits to ensure he gives his best to his team.

“I admire his relentless will; he is a great example for all athletes of the future.”

Ronaldo who had scored 21 Serie A goals in 22 appearances and 25 goals across all competitions he featured in prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

Al-Khelaifi was also glowing in his praise of former PSG stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham. Ibrahimovic scored 156 goals and won four Ligue 1 titles among other silverware during his time at PSG, where the Swedish striker played from 2012 to 2016.

He also added that: “Thinking back to all the players who have joined us since the beginning of our ambition with PSG, I could still highlight the time of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his character, his leadership, his charisma and his ability to get things done,”

Al-Khelaifi also said: “He was always reliable, and when the situation demanded something from him, he knew how to stand up to the challenges of the moment.”

While former United, Madrid and England Star David Beckham enjoyed a brief stint at PSG before retiring in 2013.

He expressed his candid appreciation to Beckham, thus: “I must also quote David Beckham. Although he was only at PSG for a short time, but he had a transformative effect on our club,” Al-Khelaifi added.

And further said: “His investment in training, his concern for applying every detail at every moment, his determination to succeed, his taste for teamwork and his natural aura were extremely precious assets.”

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