Ronaldo: UCL Is Real's Competition
Cristiano Ronaldo: UEFA Champions League is Real Madrid’s Competition
After Los Blancos’ convincing 3-0 win against APOEL on Wednesday, four-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that the UEFA Champion League is "Real Madrid’s competition".
The 32-year-old, who is yet to feature for the Spanish giants in La Liga this season due to a domestic ban, marked his return to the pitch by scoring two goals against the Cyprian's at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese star admitted that he and his teammates are ready to defend the trophy and will be taking it game by game.
"There's still a long way to go; let's go game by game. First, we have the group stage then we can see," Ronaldo told UEFA.com.
"We, of course, want to win this tournament. The Champions League is Real Madrid's competition, and we want to win it."
Ronaldo also said he was delighted to be back playing again and is happy with how the team started the new Champions League campaign.
"I'm delighted to be back playing," he added.
"This is a distinct competition and to start playing again, and scoring goals is very important for me. I helped the side and felt good about that.
"It was a game we needed to win; we played at home and wanted to start the Champions League well. I think the side were good; we know we were taking on a defensive outfit. We could've scored more, but in the end, it was a good result, and we've started off well, and we're happy with that."
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