Cristiano Ronaldo says Real Madrid are 'phenomenal' at the moment
Last Updated: 04/05/17 8:26am
Cristiano Ronaldo has described Real Madrid's current form as "phenomenal" after their 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.
The Champions League semi-final first leg victory sets Real up perfectly to reach their third final in the competition in four years.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick on Tuesday, and though there is debate as to whether the third goal was his 400th in a Real shirt, the Portuguese star says it is "special" to reach the milestone, which the club claim is official.
In an exclusive interview with Dugout, Ronaldo said: "It's very special. The truth is that amount of goals is really big, something I didn't expect but it is a reflection of the whole team, of my work as well of all the people who work at the club, the fans that always support us and give us this extra motivation.
"We play for the shirt, I feel really happy. I want to give my all to the club with the time left on my contract with Real Madrid, I will try to do my best, score goals and work to ensure that Real Madrid wins titles.
"The team is phenomenal, yesterday was further proof that the team is good and confident and to win 3-0 is huge. It's really important.
"The domination the team showed yesterday on the pitch shows how fresh our players are, we are very motivated and we want to go to the Champions League final.
"As I've said, we have a slight advantage and we are one step closer to Cardiff. We hope that it will happen."
Despite doubts over his fitness this season, the 32-year-old insists he feels good physically, and says he has prepared hard for the busy end to the campaign in both La Liga and the Champions League as Real look for silverware on both fronts.
"I feel good, truth is I feel really good. I've prepared to be fit for this final stage of the league and for the Champions League as well. Obviously there is a bit of luck as well. I've prepared and things have turned out well. Not just for me, for the whole team too.
"That is why I say with dedication and hard work, as always, things come naturally. I'm very lucky."