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Cristiano Ronaldo says that his haters have actually helped him indirectly to do well since they are his motivation.

The Portuguese superstar is one of the most popular sportsman in the world, but he also has his fair share of haters. It is widely perceived that Ronaldo is an extremely arrogant person. The 30-year-old has once again tried to dispel those statements and suggestions by claiming that he remains a humble personality around him. The superstar claims that he almost gave up on his ambition of becoming a top-class footballer when he had to go through a lot of hardships at the age of 12.

Now, the Portuguese international has represented best clubs in the world like Real Madrid and Manchester United. He makes several million dollars in income every year and continuously ranks as one of the world’s top earning sportsperson. Even at this age, Ronaldo has not showed any signs of slowing down and it is a testament to the physical work that he has done in order to keep himself fit. Even after the arrival of players like Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale, Ronaldo continues to remain a step above the normal as far as Real Madrid are concerned. It would still take a lot of money to get him away from the Santiago Bernebeu.

“I don’t mind people hating me, because it pushes me. When I go to play away, they are always against me, but it’s good. You have to see the good things from the haters. I need the enemy. It is part of the business. They start screaming when I touch the ball. It had started already when I was 18 or 19. It is not a problem for me. It is a motivation.I am not the humblest person in the world, I admit that. I am not fake,” said Ronaldo.