Ronaldo: I was never worried about not scoring goals

08:17, October 18, 2010      

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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Saturday night and then declared he had never been worried about not finding the net during a slow start to the season.

Ronaldo's two goals in the 4-1 win in Malaga ended a two week spell in which he also scored twice against Deportivo la Coruna as well as scoring international goals for Portugal against Denmark and Iceland.

Six goals in 14 days have ended an early season barren spell in which he struggled to score and was even booed by the fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as he opted to shoot at goal on occasions rather than passing to better placed companions.

However, speaking to the press on Sunday, Ronaldo insisted he had never worried about his early season goal drought.

"I have never said that I was anxious about it. It is the sort of story in the press that I respect, but I never used the word 'nervous' ," said Ronaldo.

"What I have done is limit myself to working so that things go well for the team and I knew that the goals would arrive sooner or later," he added.

Although Villarreal can go top of the table if they win away to Hercules on Monday, Real Madrid's win means they will end the weekend as Primera Liga leaders.

"I am pleased about that because the team played well," said Ronaldo, who also looked ahead to his side's Champions League clash at home to AC Milan on Tuesday night.

"We are obliged to do things well in that game, because if we win we will have almost have earned our qualification for the next phase," he said.

The striker also had praised for the rest of his companions, among them Mesut Ozil, who produced another good display in Malaga.

"Ozil is playing very well, but so are all of the other new signings such as Sami Khedira and Pedro Leon. We are all happy with all of the new companions who have arrived at the club," he said.

Source: Xinhua


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