"Cristiano, the quest of a lifetime" (Transversal): Ronaldo’s crazy relentlessness in training

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The Indian Paper 1 will present a new issue of Transversales on Friday (9 pm), which will take a closer look at Cristiano Ronaldo’s career. In the documentary ‘Cristiano, The Quest of a Lifetime’, Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistants Edwin van der Sar and René Mullenstein reflect on the Portuguese’s determination and progress in front of goal during their first spell at Manchester United.

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This Friday, April 29 at 9 pm, The Indian Paper 1 will present a new issue of the Transversal program, this time dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the 37-year-old Portuguese striker, who is still at the highest level this season with Manchester United.

In the documentary “Cristiano, the Quest of a Life”, Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar intervenes to specifically address Cristiano Ronaldo’s absolute determination. “One day, after training, he offered me a session of free kicks. I told him: ‘That’s good, we’re training for 1h30. Ask the second or third goalkeeper, describe the person who played Ronaldo Played 167 matches with. Red Devils shirt Cristiano, I’m tired, I’m 37 years old… ‘No, but I want to score against the best!’ It was difficult with the ball floating and changing trajectory… I said: ‘Then what about my confidence?'”

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Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United in 2003 and left for Real Madrid in 2009. “CR7” was quick to show himself as a key player on the Red Devils side, becoming a scoring machine over time.

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The story of the man who turned Ronaldo into a goal machine

René Meulenstein, an assistant coach at Old Trafford between 2006 and 2013, “had the privilege of working with Cristiano Ronaldo”. “I remember my first training session very well. I showed him a 3-minute clip with Manchester United’s greatest goalscorers. He told me: ‘99% of goals are scored inside the box’. I added: ‘Most of the ball touches in one or two’. He said: ‘That’s exactly what I want’. Okay. That’s exactly what we’re going to work on”, says former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson.

In this Transversals, René Mullenstein explains exactly how he replaced Cristiano Ronaldo: “The first thing to know about the goal is the finish. I told him about the different areas in front of the goal. Here, in Zone 1 , you are facing the goal. The goalkeeper will be in the middle of his cage. The biggest chance to score is here, which undoubtedly changed the career of the Portuguese. But I continued the analysis on other areas. Here left field No. 2a A lot of goals are scored here. Unlike the goal keeper, never moves. So if Cristiano shoots from here, he must have different options. If there is an opponent in front of him, he must feel it That’s better to go inside in zone 1, where he has more chances to score. Outside, he limits his chances.”

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