Cristiano Ronaldo believes that he’ll be at 100 per cent in time for Saturday’s Champions League final.
Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz this weekend as Los Blancos look to win ‘La Decima’.
But despite an injury scare, the Portugal international has claimed that he’ll be able to start.
“[I’m feeling] much better,” he told reporters after the club’s open training session on Tuesday.
“I think I’ll be at 100 per cent [for Saturday]. Nobody wants to miss a final – a final which we have waited a long time for and have been close to reaching for the past two years.
“It’s an important gamer for us. But if your body lets you know that you aren’t able to take part, it’s not the end of the world. But I’m sure I’ll be ready. I’m feeling confident and happy”
“These things [injuries] happen – especially when you’re playing at the highest level and have many games to get through.
“Sometimes your body tells you to stop. Unfortunately for me, I’ve had a couple of problems but that’s normal – every player goes through fitness problems.
“Top players aren’t immune to injury. But I am starting to feel a lot better and that’s what is important.
“I’m not taking any risks – like I said before, I am feeling good and I’ll be there on Saturday. Sometimes these things are psychological – I’m feeling confident.”
The Ballon d’Or winner then commented on the match itself, and Atleti’s confidence having won the League last weekend.
“It’s very important. We have been working hard right the way through the season to get the chance to play games like this and that makes me happy.
“All I am hoping for is to be in top shape and that the fans get behind us in Lisbon, I hope they sing and support us – the Portuguese too. We need them.
“Winning always breeds confidence. Atlético will be feeling happy, excited and with morale high but a final is not the same as any other game. It will be 50:50.
“I’m convinced that we are going to win.”