Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play for 'six or seven more seasons'

Real Madrid star is showing no signs of letting up, and wants to win many more trophies.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his desire to remain at the top for years to come.

The Portuguese forward is about to enter his sixth season at the Spanish club, following his £80million move from Manchester United in 2009.

Ronaldo has been one of the world’s best players for arguably the last eight years, and has stressed that he wants to remain playing football for some time yet.

"I would like to play six or seven more years at the top level of club competitions," Ronaldo said at a sponsor's event in Tokyo. "I'm really focused. My injury is gone. I feel very, very good. I really want to get going again and stay in good shape until the end of the season."

Ronaldo is due to join up with the Real Madrid squad again this week on their pre-season tour of the USA, following his disappointing World Cup campaign.

Portugal failed to escape from the group stages of the tournament in Brazil as they were hammered 4-0 by eventual winners Brazil, and held 2-2 by the United States.

Although the time for Ronaldo to win the highest accolade at international level seems to have passed, the 29-year-old still shows plenty to suggest he could be around a while yet.

The forward has scored 252 goals in 246 appearances with Madrid, bagging 51 last season on route to becoming a Champions League winner for the second time. His pace is also still very desirable, with FIFA suggesting he is among the top-five fastest players in the world back in April.

So at 29 can he really continue his blistering form for another six or seven seasons? Probably not. But he is still showing more than enough signs that he can do it for at least the next three.

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