Cristiano Ronaldo, the three time World Player of the Year winner, has said that he feels back to his best following his knee injury and is sure that he will have a “spectacular” season.
Ronaldo was out of action for a couple of months after he sprained his left knee ligament during Portugal’s Euro 2016 final win over France which meant he had to miss the first three games of the season.
Since returning he has scored just once in four La Liga games but in the past week he scored five times during Portugal’s wins over Andorra and the Faroe Island.
Speaking last week he said, “I had a serious injury. I was out for two months. Now I am back and at the start I has less confidence, but bit-by-bit I am feeling better and more confident. I feel that I am back to what I was.”
Ronaldo is widely expected to sign a new contract with Real Madrid until 2021 in the next few days and he has reiterated his desire to retire in the Spanish capital after he became the club’s all-time top goal scorer.
He admits that he didn’t expect to be with the club for so long but says that it has become “the club in my heart.” He said he appreciates the opportunities it gives him to win individual and collective trophies and said that he wants to continue there “for many years to come.”
Despite Ronaldo’s personal success with the team he has still only won one La Liga title in seven full seasons. However, regardless of the team’s recent disappointing results Ronaldo is still sure that Madrid can win the title this year, “Madrid can’t go so many years without winning La Liga, but we are confident and motivated that we are going to win it.”