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Don't expect Real to win everything now, says 80m record man Ronaldo
Published : 06 Jul 2009 11:31:49Rss feed
Cristiano Ronaldo will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player today but the club's new £80m record signing insists fans should not expect a repeat of Barcelona's unprecedented Treble. Barca were runaway winners of the Primera Division in La Liga last season and also won the Champions League as well as the Copa Del Rey. Real finished nine points off Barca in La Liga and with new Real president FlorentinoPerez since agreeing deals for Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Raul Albiol expectation is high at the Bernabeu. But former Manchester United winger Ronaldo does not believe Madrid fans should expect too much too soon despite the influx of talent. 'We are going to take it step by step,' he said. 'The priority is the league. The Champions League is very nice, but it also depends on luck and the ties that you get. 'It's going to be a difficult mission to get the double, although I think we are going to do well in both. 'We know that we must work very seriously to achieve our objectives and I think that we are going to do very well.' However Ronaldo, who won three Barclays Premier League titles and one Champions League with United, is hoping to repeat that success at Real. The 24-year-old said: 'My hope is to win at Real Madrid everything that I won during my time at Manchester United. With the structure Real Madrid have, this is possible. Put your shirt on me: Kaka is unveiled by Real president Florentino Perez 'The new players that have arrived must fit in well with those already here so that all together we can win many things at Madrid and make the club a little greater still.' Ronaldo's presentation this evening follows that of Kaka, who was introduced to the fans last week, and with two of the best players in the world moving to Madrid, the Portuguese international believes the Spanish league will be far 'superior' to the Premier League in England. 'The Premier League is a very good competition, but I think that the Spanish league is going to have a little more quality because of the players that are arriving,' he said. 'Both leagues are going to be very good, but I think that with Florentino Perez's signings the Spanish league is superior to the English. 'It's going to be a magnificent competition in Spain this year. All the players have a lot of quality and the referees protect the players more.'
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