‘Ronaldo is the soul of Real Madrid’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo is the soul of Real Madrid and the world’s best, says Ceballos Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 15:26 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v APOEL UEFA Champions League The club captain scored twice in a victory over Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia, earning the praise of the new midfielder Dani Ceballos described Cristiano Ronaldo as “the soul of the team” after he made a decisive return to action in Real Madrid’s Champions League win over APOEL.The Portugal star scored twice to take his career tally in the competition to 107 and give Zinedine Zidane’s side a winning start in the defence of the trophy.Real Madrid 19/20 to win La Liga Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing It was Ronaldo’s first competitive appearance for Madrid since the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana, with the 32-year-old to serve the final instalment of a five-match domestic ban against Real Sociedad on Sunday.The European and Spanish champions have drawn their last two La Liga games in his absence and Ceballos has admitted that they need him back as soon as possible.”With Cristiano on the field, we’re always more comfortable and he gives us the confidence that turns in to goals,” he said. “He’s the soul of the team, he’s fundamental for us and he’s in better shape than ever. He’s had a great game and his ambition makes him the best in the world.”It was Ceballos’ first appearance since his debut in the Supercopa and the 21-year-old revelled in realising a dream by playing in Europe’s top competition. #RMUCL¡@DaniCeballos46 y @Mayoral_Borja debutaron en la Champions League! https://t.co/ORbpJ4RMTi#RMUCL #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/cV4bpec7xh— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 13, 2017″I am happy to have started my Champions League dream with a win, it will be hard to forget,” said Ceballos, who joined from Real Betis in July for a reported fee of €18 million. “It is a special day for me, a dream come true. The team started well and we were electric in the second half, which led to us getting a great win.”We are trying to write history, it is in our hands and we showed the drive we have to win a third consecutive Champions League title.”last_img

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