Portuguese striker and captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has once again reassured Juventus supporters that he is in no hurry to leave Turin or retire from football.
With over 300 million followers on social media, the 34-year-old commands a legion of fans worldwide who are definitely not ready to watch their favourite footballer retire from the round ladder game.
Ronaldo made this assertion at a pre-match conference ahead of Juventus' Champions League match against Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday.
"Age is just a number. It does not mean that at 34, 35, 36, you are at the end of your career
"I can show that with my performances, how I play, the way I play, the way I still feel good, sharp, thinking about the game, more mature. This makes the difference," Cristiano said.
Ronaldo is currently in the second season of his lucrative four-year deal at Juventus. He had sparked exit rumours among his fans when he said during an interview a few weeks ago that he was starting to make exciting plans for life after football retirement.
"I enjoy seeing myself outside of football, so who knows what will happen in the next year or two?" Ronaldo had said.
He has now squashed the insinuations that he would not see out his contract with the Turin outfit.