Like father, like son? Cristiano Ronaldo picks position for son

By Sacha Pisani 31 December 2016 167
Like father, like son? Cristiano Ronaldo picks position for son

If Cristiano Ronaldo has his way, the Real Madrid star's son will follow in his footsteps.

Ronaldo's six-year-old son has already been earmarked as a future footballer by his famous father, who believes Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. has the same athletic characteristics.

While he is keen to avoid being a pushy parent by allowing his son to follow his own destiny, the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor and Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer wants Ronaldo Jr to play as a striker, not a goalkeeper, should he take up the sport.

"Of course I want my son to be a footballer player like his daddy," Ronaldo told Egyptian channel ON E TV in an interview.

"I know it's a big challenge, it's not easy. But he will be whatever he wants, I won't make pressure.

"I will push him a little bit to be a football player. Not to be a goalkeeper, I want him to be a striker.

"But he will be whatever he wants. I'm not worried."

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