Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his greatest fear is dying young.
The Portugal international is father to a five-year-old son and says that there is nothing more important to him than his family and friends.
Consequently, he is keen to live a long and happy life that revolves around those dearest time him – and, of course, football.
“My greatest fear is dying young,” the three-time Ballon d’Or winner told Libero. “I don’t want to die young.
“I want to die an old man, at 80 or 90 years old.
“I try to do normal things with my family, my friends, my son. I try to be as normal as possible. My favourite pastime is playing with my son.
“The people around me, they always spur me on. They are a source of good vibes and positive energy and that’s the most important thing for me.
“I try to enjoy the moment. I like playing football and I want the fans to enjoy it as much as I do.”
Ronaldo is renowned for an intensive fitness regime that has transformed him from a skinny winger into a physically imposing forward, which he believes is down to his strong work ethic.
“My goal is to try to always be the best, year in, year out, and training hard to push myself to the max,” he added.
“I’ve always tried to do that and in the last eight, nine or 10 years I think it has worked pretty well for me, so I’ll try to go on doing the same.”
Ronaldo, who has won the last two Ballon d’Or awards, scored a career-high 61 goals in all competitions last season.