CR7 hoping for footballer son

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Cristiano Jr. is just five years old, yet the Portuguese captain is hoping the youngster will follow in his dad’s footsteps.

"I want my son to be a player. I am a footballer and I want him to be one too," Ronaldo told the Chinese channel Zhejiang Satellite TV.

"I think he has something of an athlete about him, he has athletic characteristics. Obviously he is very young, a baby, he's only five, but he loves football. That is a big plus.”

The Los Blancos forward says his son enjoys playing football, but insists he won’t force him to become a professional.

"I have 30 balls at home, he is always with the ball and he loves it,” he continued. “But I will not force him to be a player because it comes naturally, it has to be his choice

"He will be whatever he wants to be, I am not going to push him at all. But obviously I want Cristiano to be a player. A top one, like his dad."

Ronaldo failed to rescue his national team Portugal as his penalty was saved in a 1-0 friendly loss to Bulgaria on Friday, as his national team prepare to face the world’s number-one ranked side Belgium on Tuesday.

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