The Juventus superstar finds it boring to play in empty stadiums and misses both the love and hate he receives from spectators.
has declared football is boring with empty stands and says he misses the buzz of being booed by the rival teams’ supporters.
"For me I have to be honest, to play in an empty stadium is boring in my opinion. We, the players, respect all the protocol and health is the most important thing of all, of course, but I don't like it, to be honest,"
Ronaldo said at the Globe Soccer Awards on Sunday
"I do it first of all because I love football. My passion is always football. I play for my family, my kids, my friends, the fans. But I don't like it, to be honest. It's so weird.
"I like when people boo Cristiano. When I touch the ball they 'boo', I like it. I hope in 2021 they can change the rules and we can see the stadiums full of people."
Ronaldo, who was chosen as the Player of the Century at the Globe Soccer Awards, has been an inspiration for the next generation and he enjoys being highly influential.
"The future is the kids. I have four and I wish them all the best. When I see the kids around for example in Dubai, they run and say 'Siii' it makes me happy because they recognize my effort, my dedication, my hard work. I'm proud when I see stuff like that and it gives me motivation to carry on and continue like that."