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“He [Ron­aldo] used to play Euro­pean games, Cham­pi­ons League games, then go back to the train­ing ground and have an ice bath at 3 in the morn­ing… For­get In­sta­gram, and the so­cial me­dia and the im­age, this kid works harder than any other foot­baller on the planet to be the best.” - Cris­tiano Ron­aldo’s for­mer team­mate Phil Neville shares an anec­dote about his work ethic and de­ter­mi­na­tion to be the best. It’s that men­tal­ity and work ethic that is surely keep­ing the 33-year- old in dis­cus­sion for who is cur­rently the best player in the world.

“I would bench press and had spe­cific tests to work out which weight to lift dur­ing dif­fer­ent pe­ri­ods of the sea­son. I leg pressed 500kg and with one leg I man­aged to lift 310kg.” - In­ter leg­end and cur­rent Vice- Pres­i­dent Javier Zanetti re­vealed his se­cret to suc­cess was the phys­i­cal shape and con­di­tion he kept him­self in, par­tic­u­larly in strength train­ing.

“I want to wait for June and start again with a new project. In three months I could change my mind and deny ev­ery­thing, but I've al­ways thought of it this way.” - An­to­nio Conte has ex­plained that he would rather re­turn to football man­age­ment in the sum­mer as op­posed to dur­ing the sea­son.

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