Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star says Champions league win was deserved
CRISTIANO RONALDO says he deserves to win the Champions League after his starring role against Juventus in Cardiff.
The Spanish giants won 4-1 against Juve, with Casemiro and Marco Asensio getting the other goals.
Ronaldo has spearheaded Real’s defence of the trophy they won in Milan against rivals Atletico Madrid last year.
And he says victory in Wales is just what he deserves.
“I prepared myself for this, you win the biggest prizes because of what you do at the end of the season,” he said.
“Zidane gave us a very positive half-time team talk and told us he really believed in us.
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“The players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I’m the top scorer in the Champions League”
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“It has been an incredible end to the season by us.
“We are the first team to win it two years in a row and I scored two goals.
“It’s another record for us and the players deserve it and so do I because I scored twice and I’m the top scorer in the Champions League.”
BT Sport pundits Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand heaped praise on the Portuguese.
“It’s frightening, it’s scary. What he delivers on the biggest stage, the Ballon D’Or should be his,” Gerrard said.
“These are the games that lead you to win that trophy, today he’s delivered again.
“Shame he never got a hat-trick because it would have been quarter-final, semi-final, final. That would have been another record broken for Ronaldo.”Ferdinand added: “I think the way Zidane has allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to manage himself and manage his body and playing a part in that is only going to add to the longevity that he can keep playing.”He is a fantastic specimen anyway, but the nutrition and everything he goes through with his body, getting himself ready for this stage of the season, the back end of the season, is something to marvel at.”