Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his bold statements regarding individual accolades, but he has now made a somewhat surprising admission about the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
The Juventus superstar has made the 30-man shortlist for this year's Golden Ball, with many believing he is among the favourites to win the prestigious prize.
He has won the Ballon d'Or five times so far, and another victory would see him go one clear of longstanding rival Lionel Messi, but the 34-year-old has now insisted he is not too fazed about the accolade.
"For me, the team is what counts, because when you win with the team, it can help with your individual objectives," Ronaldo said, as quoted by Marca.
"Right now, the Ballon d'Or isn't the most important thing to me."
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Ronaldo recently became only the sixth player to score 700 official career goals, but remains focused on what lies ahead of him.
"What makes me happy is winning, coming home, seeing my happy children and them congratulating me," he added.
"I'm proud of the 700 goals, but that's in the past."
The Portugal captain has scored five goals in 10 appearances for Juventus so far this season, helping his side to an unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign.
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