England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford took to the media to rule out a chance of being Great Britain’s Prime Minister in the future, claiming he would prefer to be like Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of their clash against Scotland at the Euro 2020.
Calls for him to take a political stand and run in the United Kingdom was due to the United’s forward recent charity works that involved feeding children from poor backgrounds.
The 23-year-old forward met with USA former president Barack Obama, who heard of his charity work, over a video link, but the forward ruled out rumours of him replacing Boris Johnson in the office.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference at St. George’s Park, Rashford said: “Yeah I probably can [rule out being a politician] because it’s not something I grew up wanting to do.
“My mind’s not on that really but it was great speakin to him [Obama] and I’ve enjoyed speaking to people like that, learning from them and taking what I can from the stories that they tell me. It’s something I will always remember.”
Cristiano Ronaldo recently won broke an all-time European Championship scoring record and despite being 36 years of age, he is still one of the world’s most dangerous forwards in the European competition with Portugal, and there are still many players on the move all across Europe that considered the cream of the crop.
Rashford might be given the chance to face off against one of his idols in the next round of the competition, as the Three Lions could be pitched against Portugal depending on where they finish in their respective groups. He also admits that he still looks up to Ronaldo as he is a source of inspiration for the player.
“To play against Portugal would be a great feeling for everyone in the squad because to play against some of the best players in the world, we want to test ourselves against the best,” he continued. “That’s the reason why push ourselves every day.
“We don’t want an easy ride, we want to play against the best teams in the world. We want to do well against them. For the players, it will be an amazing experience.
“Cristiano is an unbelievable player and it almost becomes normal when he defies the odds now, it’s just the way his career has been from the beginning, and it will be a great experience to play against him.
“Just watching him grow and develop into the player he’s become was the great thing about it because when he first started playing, he wasn’t the Cristiano that you see today or five years ago, he was a different player, he was always dribbling, always taking people on and then just as time went on he just turned into an animal.
“He was scoring, he was assisting, he’s 36 and he’s scoring goals left, right and centre, so I don’t have a bad word to say about him. I think he’s someone a lot of people look up to including me.”
The Three Lions are currently sitting in the second position in Group D only behind the Czech Republic in goal difference. They will be looking to get all three points to stand a chance at topping the group in their game against Scotland in their second game of the tournament.
For the England national team, Marcus Rashford has been able to register 12 goals and 6 assists in 42 caps for the senior team. England head coach Gareth Southgate will be relying on him and his teammates for a win against Scotland.