As he goes through what can probably be considered the most difficult moment of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to seek out professional help. Even though he is considered an internet celebrity, folks may not realize the Jordan Peterson is actually quite the accomplished clinical psychologist. He’s published papers in the most prestigious medical journals all around the world.
The published author has often been considered a right-wing propagandist but Cristiano Ronaldo found his books very helpful. After reading one of them, the Manchester United forward decided to invite him to his home in Manchester during Peterson’s visit in the UK. About two weeks ago, Ronaldo posted an Instagram photo of him accompanied by Peterson with no further context in the publication.
Jordan was just a guest on Piers Morgan’s show and he was asked by the British presenter about his visit to Ronaldo. In the conversation, Piers revealed that Cristiano took therapy and seemed in much better shape after meeting with Jordan. But Peterson revealed many more details about their encounter. This is what Jordan said to Piers Morgan during their interview: “That’s what happens when you hang out with reprobate like me. He invited me to come and see him.
“He’d had some trouble in his life a few months ago and a friend of his sent him some of my videos and he said he’d watched those. Then he read one of my books and found it helpful, he wanted to talk. I went out to his house and we talked for about two hours. He showed me all his equipment for staying in tip-top condition, we talked about his companies. Mostly we talked about what he wanted in the future and some of the obstacles that he’s facing.”
Is Jordan Peterson Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Ted Lasso’?
As they discussed this mashup, Piers Morgan joked about Jordan Peterson’s role as a ‘Ted Lasso‘ figure in Cristiano Ronaldo’s life. Those to aren’t aware, this is a fictional character from the Emmy Award-winning sitcom of a motivational coach in the Premier League. Peterson liked that comparison and added: “Maybe he did realise to be missing this figure because he found it to some degree in those lectures and I always like to hear what people are up to and what they want.”
After the exchange and these revelations, it has been confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering depression and decided to seek professional help. It must be hard for one of the greatest footballers who ever lived to undergo this moment of obscurity. Hopefully, he can return to his best self as we approach the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.