I wanted to join a big club, not retire in Asia:Ronaldo

Football News: Yesterday the Portuguese superstar gave his first extensive interview following his departure from Madrid for the Serie A giants Juventus.

Ronaldo explained why he left  Real Madrid.

The 33-year-old Portuguese superstar has illustrated that he wanted to leave the Spanish giants for a big club like Juventus, rather than going to China or in Qatar.

Last night Juventus unveil the Portuguese winger on Monday night, after he completed his medical with them, Juventus seal the deal for €100 million for the charismatic man.

Last night the five-time Ballon d’Or winner explained that he always wants to play the highest level of football and achieve more, instead of joining in an easy option for some lucrative offers.

He voiced: "I'm not sad about leaving Real Madrid, this is a big club and with all due respect players at this stage of my career usually go to Qatar or China, so I'm grateful to Juventus for allowing me to join such a big club,"

The Portuguese ace also voiced that he wouldn’t play the upcoming ICC match against Madrid, so the football fans have to wait for the Champions League football for both the teams to meet each other.

The superstar also heaped praised about the Serie A winners who open their bank accounts to snatch him from Madrid.

He added: "I feel great to be here. It's a big challenge, it's a tough league but I'll be ready,"

"Age isn't important, I feel good and motivated. I'm excited. I'll try to do my best as always and I'm looking forward to trying to do my best and winning every title.

"Juventus gave me a wonderful opportunity and I'm so grateful for that. I can see that Juventus is a club that can have a lot of success, they've won domestic cups and Scudetti and were in the Champions League final.

"I'm so proud to be here, I'm proud they were interested in me and I hope I can take Juventus to an even higher level."

The former Madrid man also spoke about his rivalry with the Barcelona star Messi which is naturally reduced with him leaving Madrid.

About this, Ronaldo voiced: "I don't see players as rivals,"

"Everyone speaks about my rivalry with Messi, but everyone fights for their own club and that's what I'll do here. In the
end we'll look back and see who is the best."