Madrid, Oct 14 (IANS) Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday repeated his desire to hang up his boots only at the Spanish club.
The striker also said he aimed to extend his career for as long as possible, reports Xinhua.
“My dream is to retire in Real Madrid,” said Ronaldo on Wednesday, speaking the day after he was awarded his fourth Golden Boot award for being the top scorer in a European football league, after netting 48 goals in 35 matches last season.
This season has seen worries about his fitness, with a knee injury which troubled him at the end of last season causing concern, but the striker had no worries in that aspect, indeed he aims to keep on playing for a long time yet.
“If you look after yourself, you can continue playing until you are 40 and I aim to keep on playing for another five or six years,” he said, aiming to maintain his numbers from last season.
“I hope to continue with that average of goals per game. I feel good and I feel that I am useful for Real Madrid and want to continue winning here,” commented Ronaldo.
The striker has scored five league goals in seven matches this season, but those five goals all came in the 6-0 win away against Espanyol and he has failed to hit the target in Real Madrid’s other six domestic matches.
Saturday will see his side entertain struggling Levante where he will hope to be able to add to his goals tally.