‘Maybe one day I’ll play in France’

Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he could join a French side when his contract expires at Real Madrid, but has insisted he is happy with Los Blancos.

Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco have been big-spenders in the world of European football recently.

And the Portugal international has conceded that he could see himself playing in Ligue 1 – but not until his deal ends at Santiago Bernabeu.

“Maybe one day I will live in France or play there or perhaps not,” he told Telefoot. The only thing I am certain of is that I am determined to learn French.

“I am under contract at Real Madrid until I am 33 and I hope I can stay here, where I am very happy.”

The Ballon d’Or winner then commented on his Golden Ball win, and Zinedine Zidane’s presence at Real Madrid.

“It will be difficult to improve on the 69 goals I scored but nothing is impossible. I will give exactly the same of myself, as I always do, every season.

“I just hope that I can avoid any kind of injury; it’s important to always be in form. Scoring more than 69 goals will be difficult but I am prepared to have a go and try to do it.

“I am working hard to achieve it, we’ll see but I think it can be done.

“Both [Ribery] and Messi deserved to win [the Ballon d’Or] because they have achieved so much – many trophies and they’ve scored lots of goals but it was my turn. They voted for me to win and like them, I had a great year in 2013.

“Carlo Ancelotti is a great Coach, I am very happy to be with him and Zidane is doing a great job too.

“It’s incredible to be able to work with him because he has such a wealth of experience and he knows how to talk to the players.

“I am very happy here at Madrid and I’m dreaming about winning something this year like the Champions League. Working with Carlo and Zidane improves our chances of being able to reach our objectives.”

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