“Do you know why I don’t talk?”
After drawing a blank on three successive occasions, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo finally pulled goals for himself as he struck a brace to equalise the club’s all-time record of 323 goals held by Raul.
Asked in the mixed zone after Wednesday’s game if he was happy in Madrid and whether he had any issues with the club over the summer, he told newspapers including AS: “My future is at Madrid“.
Real Madrid will look to bounce back against Malmo in the Champions League after relinquishing top spot in La Liga over the weekend.
Will the real Cristiano Ronaldo please stand up? If it were any other player going through a relatively quiet period in front of goal then most people would not bat an eyelid, considering the game he did score in this season was a five goal haul.
Bale had to be substituted during Madrid’s 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and the club announced on Thursday morning that tests had shown the Wales global has damaged his calf, according to Soccernet.
“For the first goal, we let them come on a counter attack, the first in the first half, and that was because we brought up a lot of people in the throw-in leaving our defence exposed”, Malmo coach Age Hareide said.
Ronaldo will catch Raul soon enough as he hunts down a pair of his and Real Madrid’s hallowed records. Once regarded as the best goalscorer in the world, Ronaldo has instead started conversations about his decline and is now in the shadow of Robert Lewandowski who is not only the leading scorer in Europe across all leagues, but also in the Euro Qualifiers.
“I think you want to go out to win in every game”.
Ronaldo’s recent scoring heroics have put him on 322 from 306 appearances for Madrid. The Real manager said: “We don’t know if Bale will be out for two or three weeks, we’re optimistic as it’s a minor injury”. “They are a good team in possession, they move between the lines and switch the play well, which makes it hard to get control of the game”, he said.