He also revealed some of his relaxation techniques to a Portuguese TV station over the weekend:
“In an interview on Portuguese TV, the 21-year-old winger lifted the lid on how he unwinds at home, away from the high-profile arena of top-flight football. He said: ‘When I was mad once I put a television set up in a tree in my garden and tried to knock it down by kicking a football at it. And it worked! I was mad, really p***** off. I play football in my garden. I even broke a window once when we were playing outside. I made a pass to my cousin Nuno but the ball hit the glass and broke it! I also have boxing gloves to hit something or someone to relieve stress. And I like to play the Jambe – bongo drums – because it feels good.’ Cristiano also admitted that he does not handle defeat well, and usually ends up hiding away in his spare bedroom after a bad day at the office. ‘Sometimes when I perform badly or when things don’t go the way I want them to, I come straight home,’ he said. ‘I eat something, follow the stairs, turn left, enter the small bedroom and lock the door. I just stay there.'”
And once in in the bedroom, additional relaxation techniques begin.
Two more shots after the jump…