Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to his Instagram handle to make a philosophical message after opting to skip the FIFA awards ceremony, where Lionel Messi was named the Best Men’s Player.
The Portuguese finished third behind Messi and Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk, but decided not to attend the ceremony in Milan on Monday night.
The 34-year-old has been ruled out of Juventus’ Serie A clash against Brescia on Tuesday due to an adductor injury.
And after the Best Men’s Player awards ceremony, Ronaldo posted a philosophical message on Instagram.
“Patience and persistence are two characteristics that differentiate the professional from the amateur,” he wrote.
“Everything that is big today has started small. You can’t do everything, but do everything you can to make your dreams come true.
“And keep in mind that after night always comes dawn.”
Ronaldo claimed the FIFA Best Men’s Player award in 2016 and 2017 before finishing second to Luka Modric last year.