Cristiano Ronaldo, back home in Portugal this week, says he is ‘living through a great era’ in his life.
The Real Madrid star has returned to his native Madeira to oversee preparations for a museum dedicated to himself that is due be inaugurated on December 15.
The 28-year-old will use the museum to exhibit memorabilia from his career, which began at local club Andorinha, where his father worked.
“Right now I’m living through a great era in my life. In the last few years I’ve played at a very good level,” he told Portuguese channel SIC, before commenting on being presented with La Liga’s Most Valuable Player award on Monday night.
“The MVP trophy is an important award. It is something given by the League in which I play and they all add up. I’m very happy. Prizes are important, but they are not the most important thing,” he explained.
Ronaldo also looked forward to next year’s World Cup in Brazil following Portugal’s recent play-off victory over Sweden.
“Without Portugal the World Cup would not have been the same. While we are not one of the favourites to win it, perhaps that has lifted a great weight off our shoulders.
“We must be aware it is going to be very difficult, although it will be played in a good, friendly country."