Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledged taking a blow in Real Madrid training but insists it won’t be enough to keep him out of the Champions League Final.
Madrid meet Atletico Madrid in the showpiece in Milan on May 28 but there was concern when Ronaldo went down after a collision with Kiko Casilla during an open training session on Tuesday morning, leaving the workout early with a thigh knock.
“I had a problem in training, a bocadillo [big bruise] as they say in Spain. But I’ll be fine tomorrow or the day after,” Ronaldo told reporters, according to AS.
“I’m calm, we’re training well. I’m sure we’ll be prepared. We’re fine, we’re on the right track. We ended the League well. We want to win on Saturday to define the season.”
Ronaldo explained what kind of Atletico team he expects Madrid will face, and touched on the chance of breaking his own record for goals in one tournament, currently 17.
“Records are a natural consequence. It would be nice to equal or surpass it but they come naturally, I’m not obsessed. The most important thing is to win. The record is still mine whether I score or not. It’s not important. I’d love to score, but if not then someone else and we win the Champions League,” he insisted.
“The season started regularly and got better and better and ended excellently. There was a problem, but it happens after 4,000 minutes. I ended in good condition. I feel good, ready, and I’ll be at my best level on Saturday.”