Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo takes to Twitter to show he is ready for Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media app Twitter to show his fans how prepared he is to face Barcelona. Ronaldo appears to be in an extremely confident mood as his side prepare to face their fierce rivals at Camp Nou.
In a twitter video, Ronaldo is seen quite excited and says : "Just five days to El Clasico, it's going to go fast and so am I!", as the camera pans to the player's expensive Bugatti Veyron. The rest of the video shows the player doing some speed training, as he warms his gears up for a blockbuster of a derby.
The player has been quite vocal on all of his social media platforms as he's covered all the general pre-match mind games. Considering the fact that the player is the favourite to win this year’s Ballon d'Or, he doesn't really have anything to be afraid of.
The player has averaged a goal per game in the league, having made 10 appearances so far. He has also grabbed two assists on the way. He's had quite a few stellar performances, more recently a brace against Sporting Gijon which came after a sensational hat-trick against Atletico in the Madrid derby.
The player has scored 16 goals against Barcelona already and will be hoping to increase that number in their next match. Lionel Messi leads the all-time top El Clasico scorers, with 23 goals. Los Blancos legend, Alfredo di Stefano, has scored 18 and stands at second. In Spain’s most fierce rivalry, goals are everything and the Portuguese talisman wants to go the extra mile to etch his name in the record books.
The Real Madrid winger was thought to be injured after reportedly feeling a bit of discomfort at the end of their league fixture against Sporting. However, he has showed no sign of any problems, as he trained in the club's Valdebebas complex. The player was key in their victory against Sporting Gijon, and Real would not want to lose the player at any cost.
Further reports indicate that Raphael Varane has resumed training after a knee injury kept him on the sidelines for a long time. Gareth Bale meanwhile, is expected to be out of action until the next year, while Kroos and Morata are confirmed to miss the El Clasico.
Barcelona trail leaders Real Madrid by 6 points, and will be hoping to pick up three points in a bid to close to the gap.