“For me, you are the heroes. To fight like you do against this serious illness you have to have lots of will-power and psychological strength”
Cristiano Ronaldo at El Partido de las 12 [13:00]
Do you feel loved by Madridismo?
"Very much so. This is my fifth season at Real Madrid. In the beginning you don’t how to connect with the people at the Bernabéu. The Bernabéu is very special, with a culture different from other countries like in Portugal and England. But when you win over the people of Madrid, the Madridistas, the people in the street… the people really enjoy you, your work, the way you play, the way you give your all for the shirt.
And the truth is during my first years I didn’t feel like I belonged. Then I started to realize that the one who was wrong was me, not the people. That’s how they are; they’re not going to change — it’s the Spanish mentality. In my third or fourth year, I started to understand Real Madrid — on and off the pitch. And I am 100% happy. I love the people of Madrid, the Madridistas.
I’m living a dream when I enter the Bernabéu. I know the people love me, and I feel great. The truth is I want to stay here many more years and finish my contract because after Real Madrid, there is no other club like this.”
Get fit soon Sami!
Cristiano with his son after the match against Sweden (x)
Real Madrid 5-1 Real Sociedad
12’, 26’, 76’ Cristiano,
Players in the mixed zone | 09-11-13
Raphaël Varane: "The first half was very good in attack and defence. We are very proud of how we played. We always try to play like we did in the first half. Maybe we relaxed a little but then the team reacted well and we scored another goal. We want to keep going in this direction and by playing with confidence and enjoying playing we can get even more out of ourselves (…) Cristiano is special and spectacular, he gives his best in every match.”
Dani Carvajal: “The team played a great game and it’s reflected in the result. Especially in the first half, which was really solid for the whole team. With this win we’re going into the break relaxed. We keep getting better, we’re discovering the concepts and our idea of the game and we’re improving every day (…) Cristiano gives his all in every match; I see it in every training session. He’s proving that he’s the best player in the world for me and for a lot of people. He improves every day for himself and for Real Madrid. The decision of who wins the Ballon d’Or isn’t mine or my teammates’ to make; it’s up to the committee. I’m thrilled to have Cristiano every Sunday with everything that he brings to the team.”
"We scored quickly and things went well – we played well and the truth is that once we were 4-0 up we relaxed and played a bit slower. I’m happy with the way we’re playing because although we’re not 100%, we’re winning. I try to help the team by playing well and scoring goals. The season’s going well for me, but the main objective is to win and keep our level up.”
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