Cristiano Ronaldo believes "everything is going phenomenally" at Real Madrid as he prepares to lead the attack at Roma, featuring the "impressive" Francesco Totti.
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Cristiano Ronaldo on … Real Madrid's form
I'm fine and so are the team. We are working in the best way; the team have done very well in the last three weeks and everything is going phenomenally. The UEFA Champions League, however, is a different, important, competition, for the players and for the club. Tomorrow we will have a difficult match but as usual we will go onto the pitch to try to win.
Cristiano Ronaldo on … the need to win
When you play for Real Madrid every game is important; we don't care if it's in the UEFA Champions League, the Liga or the Copa del Rey. I enjoy it and I try to help the team win every time. My target is always to do a good job regardless of the competition and the game. Tomorrow we want to do our duty and we will try to win by playing our own football against a good team, who will have the support of their fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo on … Roma v Real Madrid
Yes, I agree with what Luciano Spalletti said: both teams have a 50% of getting through this tie. We'll see what happens on the pitch.
Cristiano Ronaldo on …. A Roma icon
Francesco Totti is impressive. He is an example for all. He demonstrates that age is not important in football: if you feel good, you enjoy it. If you play at the level he does it's good for him, for football and also for the children, because we give them the idea that football has no limits.
Cristiano Ronaldo on … his mood
I'm happy at Real Madrid; how could I not be? I'm supported by great fans, I always play, sometimes I score and I play for the best club in the world. What else is there? Real Madrid are always among the favourites at the beginning of any competition: we are the team that have won the highest number of European Cups. This year we are alive in every tournament, including the Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo on … coping with criticism
I'm used to being criticised, I consider it normal. Maybe I've been spoiling people, but I would sign up to continue playing at this level – which is not perfect for some journalists – until the end of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo on … being friends with team-mates
If friendship is important off the pitch, as shown between Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi and Neymar, what have I to say? I'll just give you an example. When I played for Manchester United I wasn't friends with Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes, but we had a wonderful team that won the UEFA Champions League [in 2008]. I don't go to dinner with Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema, but this is not important: what you do on the pitch is what counts.