For 3 whole year with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to add another Balon D’Or trophy in his collection. It was hard enough to watch Lionel Messi walked away with the title, but for him to win it 3 consecutive years just unbearable. This year, hopefully it will be different. Why ? Because finally, his well performance has helped Los Blancos in stopping Barcelona’s domination in Spanish league.
The question is, was it enough ?
Since he joined Real Madrid, he had a bit hard time to overcome the European football competition. 3 years now and still no Champions league title.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal record in Champions League competition last season was actually far from disappointing. He collected 10 goals, and helped Real Madrid to reach the semi-finals round. But once again, he lost to Lionel Messi who became CL top scorer by grabbing 14 goals.
Luckily this year, Cristiano Ronaldo has an advantage to overcome Messi through his national team. With the help of his performance in Euro 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo has bigger chance to win Balon D’ Or. Let’s face it, although Portugal didn’t make it to the final, Ronaldo succeeded to fill the expectation as a captain and reached the semi-finals.
But still, to win his second Balon D’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo needs more than just number of goals. He needs to improve his skill with the team, and work a bit on his attitude on the pitch.