Cristiano Ronaldo said the players at Real Madrid are happier under the leadership of Jose Mourinho.
The Special One took over the reign at the Santiago Bernabeu during the summer and has enjoyed an unbeaten start to the La Liga season and a perfect record in the Champions League, where they beat AC Milan 2-0 in their last match on Tuesday.
Ronaldo, who scored with a free-kick in the win against Milan, is enjoying every single moment working under Mourinho and expressed his ambition of winning the Champions League with his compatriot.
“With Mourinho, everyone is happier. When things do not run well it is normal for people to feel sad, but this season things are going great. I thank God that everything is going well.
“Mourinho is fantastic. I am thankful that he came here because with his experience and with all the titles he has won, it is good to work with him. I always said I wanted him to train me, and my colleagues are also delighted to work with him. I hope we win the Champions League.”
Ronaldo’s Real Madrid wallpaper. Click image for full size (1280×1024).
Photos from the game (September 21, 2010).
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Cristiano Ronaldo is satisfied with his first season at Real Madrid even though it looks destined to end trophyless. The 25-year-old has scored 26 goals in 28 La Liga games since moving to the Bernabéu from Manchester United for a world-record £80m last summer.
Madrid head into this weekend’s final round of fixtures a point behind Barcelona. Manuel Pellegrini’s side must win at Málaga and hope Barça fail to beat Real Valladolid at Camp Nou if they are to pip their rivals to the title.
Regardless of the outcome this weekend, though, Ronaldo is content with how things are progressing in the Spanish capital.
“I really enjoyed the season that I’ve done, but what’s missing is winning a title,” he said. “I’m very happy here in Madrid and my team-mates have helped me a lot, but the team has not won anything. We have to keep fighting and I am confident we will win many titles (in future).”