SPORT Ron­aldo: I’ll re­tire af­ter six more sea­sons with Real

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Euro­pean Golden Shoe win­ner Cris­tiano Ron­aldo says he wants to play for Real Madrid for another six years and wants to win ev­ery tro­phy with the club this sea­son.

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo has un­der­lined his in­ten­tion to re­tire at Real Madrid, but he in­sists he can keep play­ing for at least another five years.

The 30-year-old was awarded the fourth Euro­pean Golden Shoe of his ca­reer on Tues­day af­ter scor­ing 48 league goals last sea­son, plac­ing him ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Manch­ester City’s Ser­gio Aguero.

Ron­aldo has been linked with a move to French cham­pi­ons Paris Saint-Ger­main should he opt to call time on his spell in the Span­ish cap­i­tal, but the for­mer Manch­ester United star has no such plans.

“Since I came here I’ve had to think big be­cause Madrid is the big­gest club in the world. It’s a beau­ti­ful mo­ment in my sport­ing life. To win four Golden Boots is a great hon­our,” he told Marca.

“I want to say thanks to my team-mates be­cause with­out them I wouldn’t have the chance to win it. The phys­ios, too, they help me stay strong phys­i­cally through­out the sea­son and they work well for me and for Real Madrid.

“I want to win more, I still feel good, I feel young. I’m 30 and I want to play for five or six more years and in these years I want to do things well and try to keep my level from the last few sea­sons.

“I know it’ll be more dif­fi­cult ev­ery time, but in my head I think it’s pos­si­ble. I want to win and I’m at the best club in the world. I have a con­tract un­til I’m 33 and as I’ve said many times, my dream is to fin­ish here at Real Madrid be­cause I feel good, I feel use­ful, and I want to keep go­ing.

“I al­ways look for more. I wan the fifth Boot, the sixth... Madrid have to win all the time and this year won’t be any dif­fer­ent. We want to win the league, the Cham­pi­ons League and the cup.”

Ron­aldo is ea­ger to land more goalscor­ing prizes in the com­ing sea­sons but has warned that the race for the Golden Shoe will not sim­ply be con­tested by him­self and Messi.

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