Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that he has mixed feelings from Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over his boyhood club in Match Day 1 of the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo who got the equalising goal before Alvaro Morata sealed victory at the dearth confessed that he is a little bit hurt even in victory.
“It hurts a little to play against and score against them, but I represent my colours and they’re those of Real Madrid,” Ronaldo told UEFA.com
“This is a club that I love and is in my heart now but to play against Sporting, where I grew up, was difficult.”
It was common to see visiting teams cause Madrid such problems at the Bernabeu like Sporting CP did; Ronaldo, though, was not surprised.
“They were always going to come here with a game plan and they executed it very well. Their coach is a smart guy and he was going to make life difficult. Sporting almost beat us.
“We know we’re the defending champions and that all sides want to beat Real Madrid. We’re ready for that. We’re going to do things correctly and with calm and with the belief we can win it again.” Do that, and Madrid will become the first side to retain the competition in the UEFA Champions League era.