Monday, 14th January, 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo believes there is no reason Real Madrid should end the season empty handed, despite the fact that they are well adrift of Barcelona in the race for the Spanish title.
Following Real Madrid’s 0-0 draw away at Osasuna at the weekend, combined with Barcelona’s 3-1 victory over Malaga, Ronaldo’s side now sit a huge 18 points behind the Blaugrana, who look to have the title in the bag.
Indeed, Real Madrid may have to trim their expectations to just catching city rivals Atletico Madrid, who hold a seven-point lead over them in second.
Ronaldo though is not disheartened and has pointed to the Champions League and the Copa del Rey as trophies Los Blancos can definitely scoop up.
"We haven’t started the championship very well for sure", Ronaldo told FIFA.com
"We know that La Liga’s an uphill struggle for us now, but nothing’s impossible in football", he continued.
"We’re going to work hard, win games and see what happens. And of course, there’s the Champions League and the Copa del Rey too.
"There’s plenty for us to win this season."
Real Madrid face a tough task in the Round of 16 in the Champions League, with English giants Manchester United providing the opposition.
The first match of the tie takes place next month and the pressure is set to be huge on Los Blancos to book a quarter-final place.
Ronaldo meanwhile must also shrug off the disappointment of losing out on the 2012 Ballon d’Or to Lionel Messi recently.
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