Real Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo lifted another Champions League trophy at the helm of Spanish football as the Los Blancos overcame Atletico Madrid in the final of the prestigious UEFA Champions League on Saturday.
Ronaldo said, according to Goal.com, that he does not care about people criticizing him and just wants to keep on scoring and win trophies every season. Ronaldo’s penalty proved decisive as Real Madrid clinched their 11th UCL crown which is a feat that no other team has achieved in European football history.
“I don’t care about that. I always keep the people who love me [close],” Ronaldo said.
“So this Champions League is for them, the guys who support me all the time, my fans in Portugal and around the world.”
“After this I have more than 4,000 minutes on the pitch this season. I was number one in the team again, for most minutes. That means a lot to me,” he said.
“It means I am still good, I still feel good physically, mentally. If you ask me if I feel tired, of course. I have a lot of minutes in the legs, but I am still there, I am always there.
Ronaldo scored 51 goals this season which included 16 in the Champions League itself as he led his team from the front through thick and thin but he targets further improvement come next season despite of the his impressive campaign this season.
“I showed the team I am there for the good moments and bad moments. This is what makes me feel proud. For seven years now I’m scoring more than 50 goals every year, but I am always asking more from myself.”