Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday that he’s “different” from other players of his age who move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals, during an official unveiling as a Juventus player in which he said he wanted to help bring Champions League success to his new club.

With the World Cup over, the superstar attacker’s 100 million-euro move from European champions Real Madrid has put all eyes on the Italian champions and Serie A, and Ronaldo said that he wasn’t “here on holiday”.

“I’m different from other players who think their careers are over when they’re my age,” said the 33-year-old Portugal captain.

“I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different.

“Players of my age go to China or Qatar so coming to such an important club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”

“The numbers are there, everyone knows what I’ve done for football, but I’m ambitious and I like challenges,” he said.

“I didn’t want to stay in my comfort zone after what I did for Manchester and Real Madrid. I want to leave my mark on Juve.”

Ronaldo has scored more Champions League’s goals – 120 – than anyone else and won four out of the last five editions with Real Madrid.

‘I hope I can help’

“We’re going to fight for not just Champions League, but also Serie A and the others trophies,” he said.

“I need to work hard because the Champions League is not easily won. I hope I can help.”

Ronaldo was speaking to media after a busy day in Turin, which began with a warm welcome from Juve fans before Monday morning’s medical.AFP

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