Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has the chance to make history by being a part of the Real Madrid side which won La Decima – the 10th Champions League crown.
The Portuguese international superstar has already won the trophy with former club Manchester United, scoring in the final against fellow Premier League side Chelsea.
Ronaldo’s success at Old Trafford under former Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is what made Real Madrid splash out a reported £80m for his services, and the Red Devils haven’t been the same force since.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have grown under Florentino Perez’s second tenure at the club and they have reached their first Champions League final in 12 years awaits.
29-year-old Ronaldo spoke ahead of the clash in eight days, and admitted that victory is a must for the Real Madrid supporters.
“As a kid I remember watching the big finals and seeing the players lift the Champions League trophy. It's a moment that all Madrid fans dream of, the Décima. We're all really excited, so we have to win.” He said, quoted by RealMadrid.com
Ronaldo went on to say that he has changed since his Manchester United days, and hinted that a Champions League success with Real Madrid would complete a lifelong dream of his:
“I've changed for the better, or course. I won the Champions League with Manchester United and now this is my fifth season with Real Madrid. I've always dreamed of winning this competition with this club.”
Since moving to the Spanish capital in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a total of 251 club goals in 245 appearances in all competitions.
This season, Ronaldo has broken Lionel Messi’s Champions League goalscoring record by netting an incredible 16 goals in just ten games.