The 34-year-old says he cannot even take his children to the park for fear of being recognised and mobbed by fans
Cristiano Ronaldo says that fame has made his life boring and that he wants “to be free again”.
“Being me is boring,” he said in an interview with ITV.
“A part of it is fantastic. Being famous, first page of the newspaper and TV. But after 15 years, after all this time, I want some privacy.
“In the last 10 years, my privacy has gone. I haven’t been to the park with my kids. If I go, people turn up and my kids are nervous, my girlfriend is nervous, I’m nervous.
“When you are in public, you cannot be yourself. It’s boring. I want to be free again.”