England will miss Gerrard, says Hodgson


Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, is putting a miserable World Cup behind him, and yesterday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid.“I’ll try my best all the season like I do it every year. I’ll try to be the best, try to help my team, try to score goals and try to win titles,” the 29-year-old striker told a sponsor’s event in Tokyo, adding he would like to play “six, seven more years” at the top level of club competition.

Portugal failed to make the World Cup knockout round in Brazil last month with one win, one loss and one draw in their group as an injury-hit Ronaldo squandered plenty of chances and notched up just one goal. He had been hampered by a left leg injury since just before the global tournament.

“I’m really focused. My injury is gone. I feel very, very good,” Ronaldo said, adding he wanted to kick off and finish the Spanish top-flight league season “in good shape.”Ronaldo was the top scorer in La Liga and the Champions League and won his second Ballon d’Or as well as the European Golden Shoe, among other honours.Meanwhile, Real yesterday signed Colombian striker James Rodriguez, the top scorer at the World Cup, from Monaco on a six season contract, the Spanish giants said. Neither team gave the transfer fee.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor