"At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.''
I grew up supporting Manchester United, and I was heartbroken when Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid. Being someone who has followed him since his early days in Manchester, I tend to look beyond his “selfish attitude” and see his incredible work ethic. Sir Alex used to say how Cristiano’s ability was no accident. “Everyday he practices. So its no accident how you see the improvement today. It’s not an accident. It’s by his own design, his own desire, and his own determination, to be the best.” It is for this reason that I don’t find him arrogant. To me, Ronaldo is extremely confident in his own ability, but he has a right to think this way. He has put in all the extra effort on the training ground, and has reaped the rewards with his unreal scoring tally the past few seasons. Cristiano is much-improved player from the young Portuguese teenager that first joined United back in 2003.
Despite my sadness, I remain positive. I know how much I have improved from last fall and I know I still have a big role to play in this season. It is going to take a little more patience than I was expecting, but I know that all those extra hours at 6 in the morning were not in vain. The next week is going to be grueling for us, with 3 matches in the next 6 days. When my next blog comes, I will hopefully be writing to you with an overall record of 4-1-0. Thank you all for reading, God bless and go Stags!