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ronaldo enjoys madrid

September 28, 2009

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is already feeling at home in his new surroundings at Real Madrid.

The Portugal international moved to the Spanish capital this summer in a record-breaking £80million switch from Manchester United.

Having impressed during his days at Old Trafford much was expected of the FIFA World Player of the Year at the Bernabeu and he has not disappointed, marking each of his four Primera Liga games so far with a goal.

Those exploits have already seen him re-write the Real history books, while he has played an integral role in helping the club make a 100 per cent start to the new campaign.

Ronaldo insists he never had any doubt that he would find it easy to acclimatise at such a prestigious club, but has paid tribute to his team-mates for helping to feel at ease so quickly.

“I knew things would go well,” he told the club’s official website.

“I just needed to be patient and stick to the same plan I had in Manchester.

“I understand that there are people who do not like what I do on the pitch, but it is just the way I play. That is who I am and I will continue being that person.

“I am happy in Madrid. I am adjusting to life little by little. I wanted to come here for some time and the club helped me make it a reality.

“Thank God things are going well, and it is all due to my team-mates. They are helping me a lot.”

Real look set for a titanic tussle with arch-rivals Barcelona at the top of the table this season, with the Catalan giants also yet to drop a point this term.

Ronaldo accepts that Pep Guardiola’s side represent the fiercest competition to Real’s ambitions, but is confident his side can prevail.

“Barca are a great team and they have a solid squad,” he said.

“We are going to go head-to-head all season long, so we’ll see who comes out on top.”

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