Cristiano Ronaldo is reminding everyone why he is one of the best players on the planet after scoring a hat trick against Sweden to put Portugal into the World Cup. Ronaldo also reiterated a desire to stay at Real Madrid.
“I love the people of Madrid, los madrileños, los madridistas,” Ronaldo told radio show El Partido de las 12, via ESPN FC. “I am living a dream when I go into the Estadio Bernabeu, knowing the fans love me a lot and I feel really good. I feel like I want to finish my career here because I feel really happy, I love living in Madrid, I love playing for the best club in the world. I cannot ask for any more.”
Madrid fans haven’t always embraced Ronaldo.
“At the start I did not know how to impress the fans at the Bernabeu, it is special, with a different culture to other countries,” Ronaldo said. “The truth is in the first years I didnot feel at home on the pitch
“But after I began to understand that it might have been who was wrong, not the fans, because the fans are like that, it is the Spanish mentality. In the third year or the fourth I began to really enjoy Madrid, on the pitch and off the pitch. And now I feel a person who is 100 percent happy.
“Age and experience maybe have made me see things in a different way. Maybe now I think differently than four years ago, and do not make as many mistakes now. That forms part of my evolution.”