Footage has emerged of a Cristiano Ronaldo speech given to the Portugal team after they won the European Championships in France this summer.
It is striking how he commands the attention of the entire room, thanking the coach, his staff and fellow players in a manner that only a great player could - like a king addressing his people and expressing his pleasure at a victory in war.
It is a fascinating insight into the Portugal team dynamic and the way Ronaldo operates within the squad. Clearly there is mutual acknowledgment of the fact that he operates in a different stratosphere to the rest of his team-mates.
It is also extremely evident how much Ronaldo loves his country.
Cristiano Ronaldo speech after European Championship final
There are only a few players in the history of football who would be able to command such attention in a roomful of European champions.