Ronaldo aiming for Madrid treble

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to help Real Madrid win a League, Champions League and Copa del Rey treble.

Madrid went through to the quarter finals of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 9-2 aggregate win over Schalke and play Barcelona in the Cup final in April.

Barcelona are also the opposition in the League this weekend as Santiago Bernabeu hosts the final La Liga Clasico of the season, with Madrid top of the table.

Speaking to UEFA’s official website after the win over Schalke, Ronaldo confirmed Los Blancos want to win it all this year.

“We will try to achieve our objective of winning three competitions,” the Portugal captain said.

“We know that will be difficult but at Madrid, we have to aim high. With that attitude, anything is possible.”

The game against Schalke was settled in the first leg after Madrid recorded a 6-1 away victory and Ronaldo revealed Coach Carlo Ancelotti called on his side to be professional in what was essentially a dead-rubber.

“The Coach told us in his team talk earlier in the afternoon that he wanted a serious game, one where we showed personality and tried to win playing well,” Ronaldo continued.

“We tried to do that, although the game was a little strange in the first half. After the break, we switched on and improved a lot. We began to play well.

“We finish the night in good spirits and this game will give us confidence ahead of our encounter with Barcelona on Sunday.

“We have to take things step by step. We had a very good group stage, scoring a lot of goals while accumulating points,” Ronaldo added.

“After that, we eliminated Schalke. Let's see who we get next but I see the team doing well at the moment.”

Some observers were surprised to see Ronaldo both start and finish the game against Schalke with El Clasico on the horizon and nothing to play for against the German side.

But Ronaldo said he never wants to be rested and Ancelotti agreed playing offered little harm to the former Manchester United man.

“I always want to play. I feel good and the Coach – who makes these decisions – decided it was good for me to play,” he said.

“Things worked out well. I scored two goals and helped my team achieve a very important win to keep our good run going.

“We must continue on this path. Let's see what happens in the next few games.”

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