IKER & Cris - Champions League. The draw for the group stage - 28/08/14





"I’m really happy so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible." - Ronaldo about winning UEFA Best Player in Europe



Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview for Marca | 28.8.2014 x

Q. You weren’t fully fit towards the end of last season. Did you push too hard to play the final in Lisbon and the World Cup?
I obviously did. I wasn’t fully fit and I pushed it, but it went well for me at club-level. Things were more complicated with Portugal. Things can’t always turn out ok. I’ve learned from what happened with my injury, but I don’t regret doing it because I got to play for Real Madrid- who pay me and give me everything- and Portugal, which is my homeland.
Q. How was 2014? Was it your best year to date? 
Maybe. In terms of individual and team honours but if you look at the last six or seven years, I’ve played at more or less the same level. I’m obviously thrilled because this year I had the most individual and team success, it was a dream year.
Q. Ancelotti says you have a better team than last season. Is that true? 
We’ll see at the end of this campaign whether this Real Madrid team is better or worse than last season’s. Youcan buy the top 40 players in the world and still not have a great team. I’m not saying that the players Real Madrid have bought aren’t world-class, but you can’t take stock until the end of the season.
Q. Is the relationship between Ancelotti and his players as good as it appears? 
It’s perfect. The gaffer is doing an outstanding job, he’s a great guy, a great coach and we’re all doing very well with him. 



kids of soccer | Martín Casillas (Iker Casillas’ son)



”I’m very happy. I dedicate it to all my teammates, who made it possible, and to everyone who believed in me. You always have little hope that you might win and so I did feel quietly confident. I would like to thank all my teammates..I will do that in person when I get back to Madrid tomorrow.” - Cristiano Ronaldo.



Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Best Player in Europe 2014  | 28-08-14

"I’m really happy, I worked very hard but I want to thank my teammates too because they helped me win this trophy too. 2013/2014 was an extraordinary season, both on a personal and team level. We managed to play great Champions League and I managed to be top scorer and set a new top scorer record. I think the trophy was well deserved, of course we still have to train a lot to play like this. This is the first time I’ve won this trophy so I’m really happy."





Karim Benzema (30’) and Cristiano Ronaldo (90’) secure the 3 points in Real Madrid’s first La Liga game of the season.
REAL MADRID 2-0 CORDOBA CF



Real Madrid tunnel


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