Cristiano Ronaldo talked about his Real Madrid Presentation, about his pride under the Real Madrid jersey, and about the success of Los Blancos as 2009 came to an end.
The Portuguese superstar officially became a Real Madrid player on July 6th which saw his childhood dream fulfilled.
Looking back at that day when almost 80,000 fans witness his Real Madrid presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu, Cristiano Ronaldo stated:
â€œMy presentation was extraordinary. I had not prepared myself for the enormity of this kind of eventâ€¦ all those people came out to see me [at the Santiago Bernabeu].
â€œThat way was incredible and exciting. It was one of the best days of my life.”
Cristiano Ronaldo once again entered into the history books as the most expensive player on the planet, costing a fee of â‚¬ 94 million for Real Madrid to sign him from Manchester United.
His Real Madrid presentation was like no other playerâ€™s inauguration that ever took place in Europe and in the rest of the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo was handed the number 9 jersey, inherited from Brazilâ€™s Ronaldo, in front of the 80,000 Real Madrid fans.
From that day, it was clear that the prolific goal scorer would star for Los Blancos in a free role as a forward instead of just being deployed wide in the flanks.
â€œPlaying as a forward is what I like,â€ Cristiano Ronaldo revealed.
â€œIt gives me much freedom to move around thanks to the coach who gives me the opportunity to play like that.
â€œI can move from left to right whenever I feel to do so. Iâ€™m very comfortable playing in such a position. I perform well like that.
â€œHowever, Iâ€™ll play wherever Iâ€™m told to.â€
For Cristiano Ronaldo, being part of Real Madridâ€™s team is not just a dream come true but also a source of pride and immense happiness.
The former Manchester United winger was no ashamed of revealing his delight. He avowed:
â€œEvery time that I put on the white jersey, I feel satisfied and I always try to play at my very best.
â€œI canâ€™t imagine any feeling greater than coming at the Santiago Bernabeu, scoring goals, and making the fans happy.â€
He continued by praising the greatness of Real Madrid as a team:
â€œI play for the best club in the world, Real Madrid. I also have the best team mates; theyâ€™re all unbelievably talented. Together, Iâ€™m convinced that we can achieve great things.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored six goals for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League and he is also in the running to be La Ligaâ€™s top scorer at the end of the season.
The former Manchester United star was anointed in 2009 as the particular player to power Real Madrid to success with the help of other stars which completed the entire squad.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo insisted that selfishness was not part of his attitudes as a Real Madrid player. CR9, who let his teammate Kaka convert penalties twice instead of taking them himself to increase his goal tally, explained:
â€œIâ€™m not driven by individual accolades. Whether itâ€™s Benzema, me, or Higuain, the thing that matters is that we help Real Madrid to win.
â€œWinning titles is the first objective.â€
Cristiano Ronaldo will play against Osasuna in his first game for Real Madrid in the year 2010. The Portuguese superstar is set to perform at his best as Los Blancos aim for success.
Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor