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Cristiano Ronaldo says that he is the best player in the world

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is one of the leading contenders for the Ballon d’Or 

The debate about the best keeps raging on as Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, believes that he is the best player in the world ahead of Barcelona number 10, Lionel Messi.

With the Ballon d’Or gala around the corner, the argument about who should win it is on every football fans’ lips. And the Portugal captain is of the opinion that in his head, he is the best and he aspires to keep working hard and remain the strongest.

"In my head, I am the best player in the world," Ronaldo told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "And I am working very hard every day with the ambition to be the strongest. It is then up to others to judge me.

"I always want to improve myself. I am very motivated and I believe that is the key behind my success on the pitch."

Not the best start to the season

The former Manchester United winger is going through a rough patch for Real Madrid as his start to this season has been his worst ever since joining Los Galacticos. The number 7 picked up a serious knee injury in the final of the Euro 2016 after being challenged by Dimitri Payet.

He was taken off due to that collision and was out for two-and-a-half months as a result. Despite being back on the playing field, he is yet to hit top gear with Real Madrid. For Portugal, however, he scored five goals in the two appearances he made in this international break.

"I suffered a serious injury [in the final at Euro 2016] and missed two-and-a-half months, but I am feeling well now," he added.

The former Sporting sensation now feels that he is back to his best and will have another tremendous season for the Blancos.

"I am back to my usual best and I am ready to enjoy another spectacular season."

The three-time Ballon d’Or winner joined Real Madrid in 2009 and subsequently went on to win two Champions League trophies and a La Liga title with the Blancos. In the meantime, he shattered Raul’s record of 323 goals to become Madrid’s all-time top scorer with 367 goals from only 353 games

The Real Madrid star also broke his duck with Portugal as he lifted the Euro 2016 trophy last July, something that makes him the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or for an astonishing fourth time.

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