Actual Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo once more hit again at his critics after profitable yet one more particular person award.
Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese participant of 2017 on Monday, beating Sporting CP goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Manchester Metropolis star Bernardo Silva.
The 33-yr-previous claimed a document-equalling fifth Ballon d’Or final yr, having helped Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League.
Ronaldo is discovering type once more late this marketing campaign and the celebrity ahead dismissed his critics.
“I am grateful for this award to all those that are right here,” he stated. “Additionally it is an award for all my colleagues — 2017 was a superb yr, unforgettable each collectively and individually.”
“I additionally gained my fifth Ballon d’Or and my second The Best award. I additionally dedicate it to my 4 youngsters. That is one other report — three youngsters in three months.
“We now have to defend what’s ours as a result of there’s always a Portuguese in the struggle.
“I always consider and say that I am the best, no matter they say, and then I present it in the subject. We’re in the struggle yr after yr.”
Ronaldo scored forty two objectives in forty six video games in all competitions in 2016-17, whereas he has 37 in 35 up to now this season.
He scored 4 occasions in a 6-three win over Girona on Sunday, marking the fiftieth hat-trick of his profession for membership and nation.
Madrid sit third in La Liga, 15 factors behind rivals Barcelona. They resume league play towards Las Palmas after the worldwide break earlier than touring to face Juventus three days later in the first leg of a Champions League quarter-remaining tie.