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Gareth Bale has said that he wants to be as good as his Real Madrid partner, Cristiano Ronaldo and hopefully one day even manage on winning the Ballon d’Or trophy someday.
C.Ronaldo is the front-runner on winning the prestigious individual award and Bale is hoping that someday he can emulate the achievements that his partner has been making in recent years.
“Yes. If you don’t then you shouldn’t be playing football. For me, I want to win those type of trophies because it shows that you are doing well.But the main thing is I am improving all the time and trying to get to the level Cristiano is at. By seeing him in training and games then it gives me that platform to aim for, keep improving and hopefully one day I can get there.”
Gareth Bale as he said that he is eager and will try to do everything he can in order to get noticed at a worldwide level and win individual awards and recognition.
Bale displayed his support for C.Ronaldo in the challenge that the Portuguese star of Real Madrid has in his effort to defend and retain the Ballon d’Or silverware.
Gareth Bale did not make an instant splash with Real Madrid after he joined the Spanish club for a transfer fee of €94 million on September of 2013 but the Welshman has managed to prove his worth and now has turned into one of the key players for Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid. One of the highlights of his career in Spain so far has been the winning goal that he scored when playing against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey and it was the goal that Bale scored which secured the title for Real Madrid. However, Bale stated that he wants to continue earning more titles and accolades with the Spanish club and accomplish things such as C.Ronaldo has been doing recently.
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Injuries continue troubling Real Madrid’s star Cristiano Ronaldo as he had to miss out from his clubs’ opening match of the season against Real Sociedad which concluded in a shocking 4-2 defeat.
The defensive department of Real Madrid started to collapse after Real Sociedad was going in full force and managed to make an outstanding comeback which resulted in the team of Carlo Ancelotti losing the match despite having taken the lead with goals from Ramos and Bale.
The former Ac.Milan manager, Carlo Ancelotti said C.Ronaldo will also be missing out from at least 2 more weeks of matches for Real Madrid as the Italian coach does not want to risk his star player and avoid picking up any unnecessary injuries.
“We have preferred to use this week to allow him to recuperate completely and get back to optimal condition. He is okay but we have preferred to use this week and the following two for him to recover fully and get him in top condition. He will not play on Sunday and is not in the squad’’Ancelotti explained.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also expected to miss out from Portugal’s upcoming European Championship qualifier match against Albania. The head coach of Portugal, Paulo Bento revealed that C.Ronaldo is unfit and has not included him in his squad of players that will be performing on September 7.
Ancelotti is hoping that this extended break of C.Ronaldo will allow him to be at optimal form and be ready to play for Real Madrid’s upcoming match against the current champions of the Spanish League, Athletic Madrid. Having already suffered from a defeat in their opening match of the season, Real Madrid cannot afford in losing more matches if they truly are aiming on taking the title away from Athletic Madrid.
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3 goals from Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal’s 2014 World Cup Qualification match against Sweden was exactly what the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner needed in order to catapult his country into the next stages of the worldwide event.
For the longest of times, Cristiano Ronaldo has been heavily criticized for his performances with Portugal as he fails to perform at the same level that he does with his club, Real Madrid and his performance in the 2014 World Cup was once more another one to forget for the Portuguese attacker.
The star of Real Madrid has admitted to the public that Portugal never really had a chance of winning the 2014 World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo told reporters: ‘’Maybe we are an average team. It would be a lie to say that we are a top team. We have a very limited team and we are not at the best level. This does not enable you to beat top teams. There are no miracles. We knew we would have a tough group, with perhaps teams better than us. I am not a hypocrite. I never thought we could be world champions, we have to be humble and know our level’’
A consistent knee injury troubled Cristiano Ronaldo’s performances in the international scene with Portugal as he seemed to be out of place with his country and failed to live up to the expectations that were brought with him ever since the Real Madrid player claimed the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or as he was considered to be the best player of the world by a slight margin just above Lionel Messi.
Even though both Messi and C.Ronaldo are considered to be the best players in the world, neither of them managed to fully standout during the 2014 World Cup but they are hungry for more titles with their respective clubs as their next season kicks off in August for both of them.