Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably one of the greatest footballers of all time, is known for being a fitness enthusiast. To build that supermodel physique and extraordinary footballing prowess, Ronaldo had to take a lot of sacrifices.
He is recognized leading an extremely disciplined lifestyle, which includes unrivaled levels of training methods as well as a rigorous diet. He does not use alcohol or smoke, and he avoids eating unhealthy foods in order to compete at the highest levels on a consistent basis.
During Portugal's news conference ahead of their first Euro 2020 encounter against Hungary, the forward expressed his healthy lifestyle choice once more.
Ronaldo and his coach, Fernando Santos, arrived for the news conference. When Ronaldo noticed a pair of Coca-Cola bottles in front of him, he opted to remove them from the camera position entirely. Instead, he lifted a water bottle and encouraged everyone to 'drink water.'
Many people were taken aback by Ronaldo's behaviour. Even coach Santos was taken aback when he saw Ronaldo remove the two bottles of Coca-Cola in front of him.
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After footballer Cristiano Ronaldo swapped two Coca-Cola bottles for a bottle of water during a pre-match press conference the beverage company's shares plummeted 1.6 percent, around 4 billion USD.
Over the course of his lengthy and famous career, Ronaldo has established the standard for a perfect footballer. Though some argue that Lionel Messi is a greater player than Ronaldo, there is no disputing that in terms of professionalism, the Portuguese man is perhaps the best there is or has ever been. However, it should be mentioned that the company is an official sponsor of the tournament.
On several occasions, the footballer has spoken out against junk food. In one of his interviews, he also said how strict he is with his son when it comes to eating unhealthy foods.
"I'm tough with my son, sometimes he drinks Coca-Cola and Fanta, he eats crisps and he knows I don't like it," said CR7.
In Euro 2020, Ronaldo's Portugal has been assigned to Group F, dubbed the "Group of Death." France and Germany are in the group, along with Portugal, while Hungary is the fourth squad.
Ronaldo scored twice against Hungary, with his side beating Hungary 3-0.
The reigning champions, Portugal, defeated France in the final in 2016 to win the title. Ronaldo would be motivated to replicate the accomplishment and add a few more personal feathers to his embellished crown this time around.