In the interview Joshua took the opportunity to grill Rio Ferdinand about Cristiano Ronaldo, to see what he could learn from Ronaldo’s life and work ethic.
Joshua asked Ferdinand: “So who was the best player you played with in your time playing?”
Ferdinand replied: “Obviously Cristiano is just like ridiculous.”
Joshua interrupted: “Even back in the day?”
Rio continued: “When he joined us he was a baby, but his intelligence to grow, his obsession to get better and his desire to be the best was just relentless.
“I’ve never seen anything like it, just a man possessed to get to the top and would do anything to get there.”
Joshua asked: “What can I learn as an athlete with characters trying to get better at what they do?”
Ferdinand answered: “I think you’ve gotta be brave – people never talk about Cristiano’s bravery.
“He was brave to take risks, he comes over to another country. He was brave to remain the person that he was, didn’t change really.
“He became an obsessive with the sport that he chose and then drilled down into details which was building a team around himself.