Ana Maria Markovic, labeled the “world’s most beautiful player,” has been called up to the national team, and she credits Ronaldo for her success.
The Grasshopper ace was born and raised in Switzerland but now represents Croatia; nevertheless, she will be unable to compete in the forthcoming Euro 2022 due to Croatia’s failure to qualify.
However, the 22-year-old is grateful for the opportunity to make her international debut last year, and she has acknowledged Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for allowing her to do so.
Markovic also discusses Luka Modric, the Croatian midfield master, in his interview with 90min.
“[Luka] Modric is undoubtedly a terrific role model for me,” she remarked. He is a world-class footballer who plays for Croatia.”
“Among the women, there are several good players, such as [Ramona] Bachmann.”
“However, Cristiano Ronaldo is my all-time favorite player because he is so disciplined.” I believe it is critical that you give your all in sports and maintain a positive outlook as he does.”
She has completed a number five outings for her country after her debut, scoring her first international goal versus Moldova in November.
Markovic also claimed that she appreciates being labeled ‘beautiful,’ but despises being dubbed sexy.’
“I appreciated the articles that dubbed me the most attractive footballer or one of the most gorgeous because hearing that I am gorgeous makes me smile,” she remarked.
“But then there were newspaper pieces describing me as the hottest footballer in the world.” That didn’t sit well with me.”
Markovic began her professional career with FC Zurich, but after failing to make a single outing for the Swiss club, she transferred to Grasshopper in 2020. She has made 40 apps for the club since her arrival, scoring five goals.
It’s no wonder that a player like Ronaldo has a lot of fans who adore him and wish they could have a career like his.
Despite the fact that his United squad is enduring one of its worst campaigns in the club’s glorious history. Notwithstanding, Ronaldo ended up scoring 24 goals in 37 games across all competitions. He was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for his efforts.
Under the direction of new manager Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo will be hoping for a turnaround in his team’s fortunes in the new season.