Ronaldo not focused on records

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is more concerned about helping Real Madrid improve than setting new records in the Champions League.

Tuesday evening’s 2-2 draw at Juventus saw the Portuguese net his eighth goal of the group stage, to match a previous record set by Ruud van Nistelrooy, Filippo Inzaghi and Hernan Crespo.

“I don't think about records, I just try to be focused to play good, to help the team,” commented Ronaldo post-match.

“Of course goals are important but I don't think about beating records, I just try to focus on my game and help the team.”

The 28-year-old’s strike contributed to an entertaining game that effectively has Madrid qualifed for the Last 16, due to superior goal advantages against Copenhagen and Galatasaray.

“It was a very good result. We knew before the game that one point would be enough and this is what we got.

“It was a difficult game, away against Juventus. We knew they would give 100 per cent on the pitch because they needed points but one point for us is good.

“We are all but through and we are happy with that.

“The atmosphere was very good – this stadium is amazing, the fans were unbelievable, it was a good night.

“Gareth Bale? Very good, he helped the team a lot. He is a fantastic player, he showed he is a very good player and we are happy to have him here with us.

“We know that we have to improve, not just the defence but the forwards and the midfield because we cannot concede all the goals that we conceded.

“This is something that we have to improve but it's a problem of all the team, not only of the defenders.”

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