In his autobiography, How To Be A Footballer, 37-year-old Peter Crouch tells an anecdote about Cristiano Ronaldo from the locker room, when he was playing for Manchester United.
Peter Crouch hasn’t completely hung up the boots that have made his career as a footballer yet. At 38, the slender striker played for Burnley most recently, after eight years at Stoke City. However, the father-of-four has recently admitted that he is considering his retirement from the game.
It’s most likely the winding down of his professional playing career that has led him to literature. In his autobiography, which came out at the beginning of September 2018, the former Liverpool player relates several changing room anecdotes, some of which are rather amusing to read.
Cristiano and his ego
One of the stories features Cristiano Ronaldo and, indirectly, his constant rival, Lionel Messi. Although they were not five-time Ballon d’Or winners yet, they were still in competition from afar.
Peter Crouch explains that his locker room companion Rio Ferdinand would regularly tell stories about Cristiano Ronaldo. ‘In the national team, Rio Ferdinand would tell us what was going on at Manchester United with Cristiano Ronaldo.'
Crouch goes on to recount exactly what happened when Ronaldo's teammates started to tease him about Messi being a better player - check out the video above to see how Cristiano Ronaldo reacted for yourself!
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