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Ronaldo targets world prize

In-form United ace seeks world recognition

Last Updated: 30/03/08 10:31am

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is driven to be named the world's greatest player.

The Portuguese ace missed on the prize last year finishing third behind Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Milan's Kaka.

Ronaldo has been in scintillating form for United again this season and he has netted a staggering 35 goals in his last 35 games.

The skilful attacker is being tipped to clean up on the awards front in England and Ronaldo admits he is obsessed about being recognised as the best player on the planet.

"The focus is on winning the Champions League and the Premier League. We have the opportunity to do that and we have the players," Ronaldo told the News of the World.


"But of course it's my aim to be the best in the world. I want to be the best in the world and that's what I work towards every day.

"But only God knows whether I will one day manage to win that prize which is so important for me as a player.

"The United team is playing very well at the moment but we need to be strong in the remaining games of the season and keep our concentration."

Ronaldo, who broke George Best's record for goals from a midfielder in one season with his double against Bolton earlier this month, says he is not bothered about breaking records and is only focused on success with United.

"It is winning the games which is really important," added Ronaldo. "The record doesn't mean much to me.

"Records are not a priority of any sort because anyone who thinks about others comes off badly.

"More than not being obsessed, with records, I don't even think about them.

"I only think about playing well, helping my team to keep a good competitive level and winning.

"Each game will have an impact on the final outcome. It won't decide anything in itself, but the difficult battle that each game presents will help a lot towards the final outcome."

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