The worldâ€™s most expensive signing, Cristiano Ronaldo, is currently following fitness programs with his club Real Madrid as he is racing against time to be on top form.
Since Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s absence, Los Blancos have struggled to leave up to expectations. Five drop points â€“ which are the result of one defeat and one draw in three games â€“ have down Real Madrid three points behind Barcelona in La Liga standings.
Meanwhile Real Madridâ€™s hot rivals, the Blaugrana, have certainly reached top form and their 6-1 thrashing of Real Zaragoza at the Camp Nou simply sent out a strong message to everyone in Spain and in the whole of Europe.
Arguably, Barcelona are the current best team and the model of a strong fortress.
Doubts have already been raised concerning Real Madridâ€™s potential to compete against Pep Guardiolaâ€™s indestructible Catalans.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo boldly revealed on â€˜El Largueroâ€™, a radio show, that he was not frightened by the defending Spanish Primera La Liga champions.
He declared in a statement on Tuesday:
“I am not scared of them at all, and I am certain that we are going to be fighting to try and beat them.
“We [Real Madrid] have got a great squad and I would not sign anyone from Barcelona.”
Talking about his own present form, Cristiano Ronaldo explained:
“At the moment, I feel better than ever. I have to be careful about my injury so that I don’t suffer a relapse.
â€œBut everything is going well and I hope that I will soon be able to play again.
“I look after myself and I have a normal diet. This is my profession and I have to be in good physical shape.
â€œI know that I am always in condition. All I do is play football and I have to be in condition to do that.
“If any footballer is not in condition, it is because they don’t do the work.”
However, Cristiano Ronaldo believes that life is not all about work although he insisted that he was a dedicated professional.
“I am going to be sincere. During the season nobody can accuse me of anything because Iâ€™m a model professional.
â€œBut when I am on holiday, I do what I want to do and I dedicate the time to enjoying myself.â€