Things haven’t precisely gone great for Cristiano Ronaldo this season however he’s not lost any of his confidence, it seems.
While the FIFA Men’s Best Player has scored six goals in four games in the Champions League, he’s been woefully out of form locally – managing only one goal in seven La Liga trips.
To place it in context, because of his struggles in the league and four-match ban toward the begin of the season, Ronaldo is 11 goals behind his regular rival Lionel Messi and eight behind the association’s second-best scorer Simone Zaza, who’s been slamming them in for high-flying Valencia.
However, regardless of challenges of his late, the 32-year old is sure that he will soon enter a purple patch and figures he will even now get his hands on the “Pichichi” trophy (Golden Boot in Spain] for the fourth time in his career.
According to a journalist on Spanish radio station on Onda Cero, using The Express, Ronaldo has had a wager with two of his Real teammates that he will complete the season as the team’s best scorer.
On the El Transistor program, Jose Ramon de la Morena is cited as saying:
“He has made a bet with two players in the dressing room that he has said he will win the Pichichi.
“And he has made them a bet in which they have played a lot of money, money that they have said they are going to donate to an NGO.”
Ronaldo has been given a rest from the Portugal squad for their forthcoming friendly games with Saudi Arabia and the USA and will hope to rediscover his goalscoring touch in Real’s next league game – the first Madrid derby with Atletico at the Wanda Metropolino on 18 November.