Wherever he went, he won. This would be a good summary of a dream career like the one Cristiano Ronaldo leads. The Portuguese is a born winner with titles in each club he was in and also in his national team. If something stands out above his talent, it is his obsession to achieve victory.
That winning mentality as a leader debuted at Manchester United, where he appeared as a star, and took it to the top in Madrid and Turin, where he led among equals. On his return to Carrington, Cristiano wants to revive that winning spirit of Manchester United who seems down since his departure and that of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Before his brace against Newcastle, proving to be fit with a sprint to overcome the entire defense of the magpies in the second goal, Cristiano wanted to encourage his team and show that off the field he is also capable of bringing the team closer to the victory.
As Solskjaer confirmed at a press conference, Crisitano Ronaldo took the floor the night before his 'redebut' in the Premier League and delivered an inspiring 'speech' in front of the entire squad and coaching staff. According to The Sun, this was his speech.
“I have come back to United for two reasons. The first is because I love the club. The second is because I love the winning mentality that exists at this club. I'm not back to be a cheerleader. Guys, if you want to succeed, you need to love this club from the bottom of your heart. You have to eat, sleep and fight thinking about the club. Whether you play or not, you have to support your teammates and give 100% for the club. I am here to win and nothing more. To give us joy. I want to be happy, what about you? You are all incredible players and I believe in you. If not, I would not have come back. People will support us if we do our best “, the Portuguese said according to this newspaper in the first place.
To achieve that “happiness” through victory, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to inoculate his winning mentality in the group so that it will serve in the immediate present and also, in the future. “I just want to create a winning mentality, so when I retire one day, this winning mentality will remain and this group of players will dominate football as we did in the past. I'm going to do my best for the team but I need your support. Are you ready to fight and to leave everything on the field? “, Declared the Portuguese creating his own version of Kobe Bryant's 'Mamba Mentality'.
Leader 'without' Cristiano
Before the speech and even his arrival, Manchester United had a great start and with the victory against Newcastle, the Red Devils are leaders of the Premier League. United have three wins and a draw that put them in the lead, co-leading with Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton.
This Tuesday, Cristiano will return to the Champions League, his favorite competition, to face the Young Boys in Switzerland in the first match of the group stage. The Portuguese has already convinced his team that only winning is worth it.