I'm still number one, claims Cristiano Ronaldo

Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo believes he is still "number one" and has nothing to prove will not play in Portugal's pre-European Championship friendly against England on Thursday as he rests from his third Champions League triumph.

Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo

The 31-year-old, who looked jaded in Real Madrid's win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday even though he scored the winning penalty in the shoot-out, insisted those who doubt his talents are "jealous".

Ronaldo highlighted that he was the Champions League's top scorer for the fifth time with 16 goals while also reaching 50 goals altogether for the campaign once again.

"But I am asking more," he declared. "I am always in the top level. I just want to maintain. I still feel good, I still feel fresh ... and I want to carry on like that. I feel good and I love to play for Real Madrid.

"I want to carry on. I have more than 4,000 minutes (playing time this season).

"I was the number one in the team, again, for most minutes. That means a lot to me. It means I am still good, I still feel good physically, mentally."

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