Cristiano Ronaldo The Real Madrid striker and the New Zealand rugby team share the unshakeable expectation that they will win

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The rules of association football were only 20 years old when German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche outlined the heightened state of mind and body of his superman. Had he been writing today, his god-buster classic might have been entitled Thus Spoke Cristiano ‘Zarathustra’ Ronaldo.

Yes, he is back among us this week, not as a footballer but the Übermensch, a being whose athletic and mental powers are beyond our ken and absolute. Ronaldo has become more than a player, more than a team if you compare the number of shirts bearing his name flying out of the Bernabeu, one million-plus, twice that of his Real Madrid team-mates combined last season…….. see more at :-

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