A week after the operation to the knee, Ronaldo spoke during
the press conference. The heart of the player says to return to play, but he
must wait a long rehabilitation and understand how his physique will react.
MILAN – The press conference organized to hear Ronaldo, before he left the
Pitie-Salpetrieren clinic of Paris, was full of topics, but at the same time we
understood how the ‘Fenomeno’ is feeling. Ronie is still hope to return to play,
but before everything else he must only and exclusively think about the
rehabilitation. It will not be easy, but probably shorter than the first serious
injury, that of eight years ago.
Ronaldo, even though he lives through this terrible moment, he still seems
“Everything is still very recent, it just happened and no one expected this
incident. It was a very tough blow, very tough mentally. I cannot still believe
that it really happened.” One of the first questions was directed towards his
future and his return to the football world. “For the return I must still think.
I still don’t know if I will continue to play. Now I only think about recovering
in the best possible way. I know that it will be very tough again, but I hope to
The doubt whether Ronie still wants to return to play or no is soon revealed.
Even here the reply is very clear: “I have a lot of desire to return to play. My
heart says to continue playing, but I must see how my physique responds. Lately
it is giving important signals: it is very tired and has suffered a lot. If at
the end of the recovery path I will be very well, then I will be back on the
pitch, otherwise I will take the very tough decision to quit."
On one thing the number 9 seems optimistic: “I don’t know exactly how long this
rehabilitation period will last, but surely it will be take less time than the
previous one, that of eight years ago. I will do my best to win this battle
against my physique.” Ronaldo does not have a high morale, but despite this he
has not lost the lucidity not even when some questions were more dangerous than
others, like when they asked him if he thinks that if something specific has
caused the injury: "I don't think about the causes. It happened and that's it. I
have many other things to think about now. I don’t know what to say about Milan,
my contract expires in June. Milan is a home for me, I have a family there that
waits for me. What annoys me is how it went…Right now it’s difficult to talk
about a contract.”
Before ending the touching press conference, Ronaldo wanted to thank those who
gave him a lot of affection in these last days: "I thank all of my team-mates
who were close to me, who have suffered with me, who sent me many messages. I
also thank the President and the entire club. The people who, even though I
don’t know them, made me understand that around me there is a lot of affection.
I also thank my family. In these moments I can only say thanks, because without
this type of support I don’t know if I would have managed.”