Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo looks ahead to El Clasico.
Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo says continuing at the highest level possible is his greatest ambition.
The Portuguese superstar has broken numerous records at Real Madrid since making his astonishing £80 million move to the Spanish capital from the Red Devils in 2009.
Ronaldo’s latest feat was to break a 71-year-old La Liga record by notching an unbelievable 15 goals in his first seven games for the club.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash with Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu, the former United man revealed how maintaining such standards has now become his greatest challenge.
"I think my greatest ambition is to continue at the highest level for as many years as possible. Each season presents a different challenge for me, so this year I will not break the mould. I will try to continue with the same goal of always being the best,” he said, quoted by the Spanish publication AS.
Ronaldo has a poor record by his standards in games against the current La Liga leaders, scoring 12 goals and assisting just one in 19 matches.
Arguably more daunting for Madrid is their head-to-head record against the Catalans since Ronaldo joined the club as they have won five, drawn six and lost eight.
Ronaldo will be hoping that stat changes for the better on Saturday as Los Blancos can't afford to hand the Nou Camp outfit the initiative in their bid to reclaim the La Liga title.