Ronaldo ‘always striving’

Cristiano Ronaldo says his attitude of always striving to score, win and be the best in the world will never change.

The Real Madrid talisman was absent through injury as his side beat Barcelona 2-1 last night to clinch the Copa Del Rey.

In an interview with French outlet So Foot, the Portuguese said it is the fine margins that make the difference between good and great players.

“I have played with players with incredible talent,” Ronaldo said. “More so than me? It’s difficult to say.

“But the key in being consistent. Lots of players are good for five, 10 or 15 matches a season.

“But you need to be good for 60. The key is to sleep well, rest well and eat well. The difference between good players and the best player in the world can be those fine details.

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes myself, but I’m pleased I made them. I have learned how to be better because of them, as a player and as a person.

“Now I make better decisions on the pitch. The fact I am a father now has also helped me keep more composed and be more patient.

“Time has done its work. People might have had a bad impression of me at the start of my career because of certain things I did.

“I always want to score, win and be the best. I will never change. I always put pressure on myself, if I didn’t then I wouldn’t be as good.”

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