Cristiano Ronaldo maintains Real Madrid are getting better and better as the start of the new season approaches.
The Portuguese international netted a brace for Los Blancos as they beat Chelsea 3-1 in Miami to lift the International Champions Cup,
and could not hide his satisfaction at the way things have been going pre-season.
“The team is getting better all the time and we’ve trained very well, gradually improving things little by little,” said Ronaldo in comments reported by Madrid’s official website.
“I’m happy and at ease because the team is good and I’ve been able to contribute with goals, which is what I need to do.”
Ronaldo believed victory over Jose Mourinho’s team was fully deserved.
“We played at a very high level, were the better side and deservedly won. The pre-season has been to try out different things and it’s better to do that now than later on, but I’m almost playing in my usual position and I feel comfortable,” he insisted.
The former Manchester United man is hoping his goals lead to Madrid picking up a few trophies next season.
“There is a long way to go but we’ll try to do our best. We have a good team and the new players we have signed are very good, so hopefully this will be our year,” he explained, before being asked about the celebration of his goals against Chelsea and the criticism he sometimes receives.
“When I scored I just looked at the bench. As for criticism, I always do my talking on the pitch and what comes from outside does not affect me.
“I try to help Madrid achieve its objectives and anything else does not hurt me,” he concluded.