Champions League

Ronaldo: Liverpool are good, but we are better

2018-05-23 11:57
Cristiano Ronaldo (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cristiano Ronaldo respects Liverpool but believes Real Madrid are simply a better team and highly motivated to win the Champions League final.

Los Merengues have the opportunity to clinch a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday when they take on the Reds in Kiev, and Ronaldo is relishing the opportunity.

The Portuguese gave credit to the Premier League outfit for making it all the way to the final, but made it clear that Madrid will be taking no prisoners when the game gets underway.

"They remind me of Madrid from a couple of years ago, with three quick players up top," Ronaldo told the press when asked about Jurgen Klopp's side.

"If they are in the final, they’re there for a reason and are in it on merit. I have a lot of respect for [Liverpool], but I think Madrid are better.

"We have to realise the history we can make and we need to show our experience. It’ll be something historic, we’re really up for it.

"I love this competition. They're always good games and to win it you need to beat the world's best teams. It's a competition in which something always happens, as we saw with Juventus.

"I've had an amazing season in the Champions League, scoring in all the group games. You need to be up for it and in this club you can never let up, let alone in this competition, with the history of the club. On a personal level it motivates me a lot."

He added: "I want to be fine on Saturday, play well, to score if I can, but the important thing is to win – it doesn’t matter who scores, what matters is making history."

Kick-off is at 20:45 (SA time).


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Which English Premier League club will progress furthest in this season's Champions League?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.