Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo says the team is heading in the right direction and there’s all to play for after their 5-1 win over Sporting Gijon.
The Portuguese netted a brace along with Karim Benzema while Gareth Bale also got in on the act in another rout for Zinedine Zidane’s men. The only downside was injuries picked up by Bale and Benzema.
Speaking after the game, Ronaldo said the players were pleased with their work. And he added they are confident going into the second half of the campaign.
“We are improving. We had a strong week of work and you can see the results on the pitch. We had a great first half, scoring five goals, and we continue to move in the right direction,” he said.
And he added: “We have to carry on like that. We still have all of the second half of the season ahead but we are doing well. We are doing increasingly well up front and that is how we want to reach the end of the season, in La Liga as well as in the Champions League. We are happy with how things are going.”
Asked about the change in manager and whether it was the correct decision to get rid of Rafa Benitez, Ronaldo said such calls were only for the president to make.
“The decision to change manager is made by the president. It is our role to play and do our best, regardless of the manager. We just need to work and be prepared. The side is enthusiastic about Zidane. He has different ideas, he sees football in a different way than Benítez and we have to keep working hard to try and win all of the remaining games,” he commented.