Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo talked about his recent achievements after being presented with Spanish daily MARCA’s Pichichi and Alfredo di Stéfano awards for La Liga’s top scorer and best player last season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 23 times in 17 games this term as Real Madrid sit at the top of La Liga and already reached the last 16 of the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo is also the frontrunner for this year’s Ballon d’Or and speaking at the event organized by Marca, CR7 was humble about his record-breaking efforts.
“Maybe I’m at my peak, but I always strive to be better than the year before,” said Cristiano Ronaldo.
“There will come a time when I cannot improve but I will at least be a step up in terms of my figures. My statistics, in goals and assists aren’t so bad. I want to keep learning and working hard in the same way I have been doing up until now.”
Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed a miserable World Cup campaign but the Real Madrid superstar is still considered as the favorite to win the Ballond’Or ahead of the likes of Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Leo Messi and Arjen Robben. When asked about the same, Cristiano Ronaldo said that it is always good to enjoy the individual award but his priority is to win the collective award. “Winning an award for a second or third time is always good,” the Real Madrid attacker said. “My objective is always to win collectively, with the team, but also individually.
“I work very hard to be able to reach the level needed to win every kind of trophy. Playing football is what I enjoy and I will never tire of winning things.”
Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed today that Angel di Maria was allowed to leave the club because he was not satisfied with the attitude of the player.
Angel di Maria moved to Manchester United from Real Madrid in a deal worth 70 million euros and Carlo Ancelotti said that the Argentine used to lose the control during the game sometimes.
Speaking at an event organized by Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Ancelotti said that: “People should think twice before saying that James can fill Di María’s boots, because they’re very different players. Di María could take matches by storm with his energy, but he also used to lose control sometimes, misplacing important passes”.
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