Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted to missing the Spanish capital, Madrid at an awards ceremony.
The Portuguese Superstar has said that he hopes to return to Madrid soon while receiving the Marca Leyenda award.
The Juventus forward spent a decade at Real Madrid, where he won four Champions League as well as four of his five Ballons d’Or as including local team trophies in two La Liga crowns and two Copa del Rey titles, scoring a whooping 450 goals in just 438 games for the club.
The Portugal International then made a move to Italy to play for Turin based giants, Juventus last summer in search of a new challenge but admits missing the Spanish capital and insists he felt sad to leave Real Madrid.
“I felt sorry when I left Real Madrid,”
He went on to say that he misses his time both Manchester United and Real Madrid but misses the Spanish giants more because he spent more time there.
“I miss both [Manchester and Madrid] but because of life’s circumstances I have lived more years in Madrid, my children and my girl were born here, so I miss Madrid more.
“This trophy will be in a very nice place in my museum. Madrid is special, I travel a lot but there are few cities like Madrid. Much of this award is derived from what I did in Madrid. It is a Spanish trophy and leaves me very honoured. Thanks to all those who have helped me to achieve it. It is a pride for me. And I hope to return to Madrid soon.”
Ronaldo also opened up on his Champions Lesgue hopes for the coming season, his ambitions as a child and the title he treasures most.
“I never thought about [reaching this level]. My dream was always [just] to be a professional player.
“All titles are important but possibly [the 2016 European Championship] because it is special. It is not the same, when you win something for your country and you know that it is more difficult, it is the most important thing in my career.”
“I don’t know [if I will win the Champions League this year with Juventus]. We will try, as always. Hopefully Juventus wins.”