Ronaldo Jr has impressed in the Juventus youth team, scoring four goals on his debut in a 7-1 victory over Lucento, and it seems Mateo is a natural like his big brother.
In December last year, the youngster kicked a football for the first time and four months later, Mateo is showing real progress in his ball striking ability, knocking it around the house with Cristiano himself.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner posted the below clip on his official Twitter earlier. We are impressed!
Cristiano Ronaldo’s son only joined the Juventus academy towards the end of August, and it looks like the talented youngster is already making a real statement in the youth ranks.
Back in September, the eight year-old bagged four goals on his Juventus debut against Lucento, while wearing the iconic number seven shirt – talk about living up to the family name.
It’s not that long ago that his father predicted big things for Cristiano Jr.’s football career, saying:
“Cristiano Junior is very competitive. He is like me when I was a kid. He doesn’t like to lose. He will become like me, I’m 100% sure.”
And now the kid is winning trophies like his dad. Is this a sign of things to come?
Ronaldo posted a ‘congratulations’ message on social media earlier, as his son posed next to a trophy.
He has shown glimpses of individual brilliance throughout his time in Turin, and on this occasion, he was sporting the number 11 jersey.
Fed down the right flank, Cristiano Jr destroyed the defender by chopping back inside like his dad, before ruining the goalkeeper and slotting home with his left-foot.
All his teammates shout “Cris!” to try and get him to pass but he’s not having any of it and scores a sublime solo goal anyway.
Like father, like son.