Real Madrid Forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is the best player in the world because he proves himself “year after year” with Real Madrid and Portugal.
He made this statement while speaking after winning Portugal’s Best Player of 2017 to go with the fifth Ballon d’Or which equalled Lionel Messi’s haul Ronaldo, 33, said he was determined to succeed for his children.
Ronaldo scored 42 goals in 46 games in 2016/17, helping Real Madrid win La Liga and the Champions League. He has netted 37 goals in 35 games so far this term to help Los Blancos reach the
Champions League quarter-finals, where they will face Juventus next month.
“I am grateful for this award to all those who are here, it is also an award for all my colleagues; 2017 was an excellent year, unforgettable both collectively and individually,” said Ronaldo, “I also won my fifth Ballon d’Or and my second The Best award. I also dedicate it to my four children. That’s another record – three children in three months.
“We have to defend what is ours because there is always a Portuguese in the fight. “I always believe and say that I am the best, whatever they say, and then I show it in the field. We are in the fight year after year.”
Meanwhile, recent Spanish media reports claiming Ronaldo has been negotiating a deal to avoid prison due to his tax arrears are “just noise and smoke” rising now as the judge may be about to
move the case forward to trial, a source at the Spanish tax authority has told ESPN FC