Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that nutrition, rest and hard work have been the secrets behind his success in his playing career.

Manchester United legend is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time in the football world.

“You want to know if I eat cakes,” Ronaldo joked after children submitted questions to Italian daily TuttoSport.

“I always try to have healthy food, it’s very important for me.!”

“I try to avoid alcohol and sweets even if sometimes I eat them to relax.”

“There are three important things to do. Sleep well, eat well and train hard.”

“These are the three most important things for a footballer.”

“If you don’t train consistently if you don’t train your shooting skills, your pace, your dribbling, you’ll get worse”.

The 33-year-old left Real Madrid for Juventus in the summer for a £90m deal and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner revealed that he is loving life in Turin.

“I am happy to be here at Juventus,” he added.

“Fans are extraordinary, the club is amazing and the organisation at the club is excellent.”

“My team-mates are humble, they work hard. Juventus is amazing and Turin is really cool.”

“It’s different and smaller than Madrid but I really like it.”

Ronaldo managed to score 584 goals in 782 professional club appearances.

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