June 17, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo: "I'd sign to stay on for ten more years"

Cristiano Ronaldo was interviewed by Cadena Cope in Lisbon. The player analysed the season, discussed the team's latest signings, and praised Jose Mourinho.

"I wish to win Real Madrid's tenth European Cup title. I know what's happened in Madrid in the last few seasons and I'm sure the city will come to a standstill if we win the Champions League. We should nonetheless avoid obsessing about it. Things turn out better when there's no mental pressure. We'll win the 'Tenth' sooner or later."

"We all expect to win important things next season. I'm sure we will, and so is the coach, because his second season on every other team he's coached was always better than the first, just like this was mine thanks to him and my teammates. We will win titles this season. We have the potential to win it all."

"Mourinho has proved to be the best in every league he's participated in. The best are those who prove to be so in several league championships and he's won every previous one he's played in. He has a strong winning mentality. I'm delighted to work with him and I hope he stays on for a long time. The fact he's now in Madrid working proves he is a great professional. I'm sure we will be tactically different this season. Mourinho knows we must improve and I'm sure we will all win something important together."

"I'm not going to leave Real Madrid, at least not for the time being. I chose Madrid over Barcelona for a reason. I feel fine in the city and how people treat you is what's really important. I'd sign on for another ten years and would gladly retire at Real. I had the chance to join Barcelona and other teams, but I chose Real Madrid because I liked them more than the rest. Money isn't the most important thing. I want to see my contract through."

"I will support our new signings when they arrive. Callejon knows the league very well and our two new Turkish/German players have a great mentality."

"I like Adebayor a lot. He is a very good player and an even greater teammate. He is great for the squad. He and Marcelo make everyone happy. He is positive for the team."

"Kun Aguero and Neymar are excellent players. Kun is one of the greats and Neymar could become a star of the future. Coentrao is a friend of mine. He is versatile and may well be the best Portuguese player currently playing in Portugal. He would be a great signing. He is very ambitious. Mourinho knows him well and knows he can help Real Madrid improve."

June 02, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo : "I have no aim to leave Real Madrid"

Cristiano Ronaldo who scored 40 goals in La Liga, is adamant that the allure of winning bigger titles with Madrid following their Copa del Rey triumph last term will keep him busy at the Bernabeu.

Yet, reports of interest from England, including former club Manchester United continue to surface, but the Ronaldo has no doubt over his future.

"I’m happy at Real. I want to win more titles for the club. I’m settled at Real Madrid and I have no intention of moving," 

Ronaldo admits he wanted much more following failed bids to win La Liga and the Champions League which ended in the hands of rivals Barcelona.

"In relation to goals, it was a special season, without doubt. Scoring 50 odd goals is not easy, and I’m extremely pleased about it. But what I wanted more was titles," he added.