In their last game of the year, Real Madrid strolled on to a wonderful 6-0 home victory against Real Zaragoza.
It left all of their players with a smile on their face and Cristiano Ronaldo â€“ who grabbed a goal in that particular game â€“ was happy to share his joy with the media and the fans.
CR9 told Marca:
â€œWe scored six goals and that was very important for our confidence.
â€œWeâ€™re happy. Now we want to begin the following year as we finished this one.â€
He continued, reflecting on Real Madridâ€™s good performance despite the loss of some players:
â€œWe miss the presence of the players who are injured because they have so much quality. But those who played [against Real Zaragoza] did very well.
â€œTheyâ€™ve proven to the coach that there are various options.â€
Cristiano Ronaldo, who came back from injury last month, then turned the focus on his fitness. He said:
â€œI feel better and better. Iâ€™m scoring important goals and I want to continue doing so.â€
The FIFA Player of the Year award takes place tonight with Lionel Messi expected to win the award. However, consistency from Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s part might land him the award for the second time in his career next year.
Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor