Cristiano Ronaldo confirms he has returned to full fitness after hamstring strain. The Portuguese superstar has missed Real Madrid’s last two games but is eager to get back playing after the “best start” to the season of his career
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from a hamstring strain that has caused him to miss the club’s last two games.
The 28-year-old suffered the injury against Almeria on November 23, causing him to miss the Champions League win over Galatasary as well as the league success against Real Valladolid.
While Gareth Bale shone in his absence, scoring a hat-trick, Ronaldo has revealed he has made a full recovery and is now ready to return to action.
The Portuguese said: “I have been fine for a couple of days. I no longer have an injury.
“We preferred not to push things against Valladolid but I will there for the next game for sure.”
Real’s next game is a King’s Cup clash against third division, Olimpic de Xativa on Saturday.
While Ronaldo would usually be rested for this type of game, boss Carlo Ancelotti may use it as an opportunity to boost his fitness ahead of the trip to Copenhagen next week.
He will be eager to end the year on a high after a record-breaking season, which has seen him take pole position in the race for the 2013 Ballon d’Or.
The former Manchester United striker, who last won the coveted trophy in 2008, has scored 14 goals in his last seven games for club and country and had admitted he is delighted with his recent form.
Ronaldo continued: “I am on good form. It’s possible that it is the best start to the season of my career but the past few years have also been very good.”