We're thinking only about our next game against Barca: Ronaldo

Aug 21, 2012, 09:28 IST | PA Sport

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was quick to switch his attention to Thursday's Spanish Supercopa first leg showdown with arch rivals Barcelona after seeing his side held to a disappointing home draw in their opening Primera Division match

Madrid, who ended Barca’s three-year reign as Spanish champions last season, would have been eager to get their defence off to a winning start and they looked on course to do that after taking a 10th-minute lead against Valencia through Gonzalo Higuain.

Ronaldo during Real’s match against Valencia. Pic/Getty images

However, Valencia, who finished third last term behind Madrid and Barca, hit back just before half-time through Jonas to salvage a 1-1 draw from their trip to the Bernabeu. The Portugal international said on his club’s website: “We played well in the first half, and better in the second, but it was not to be.

 We had chances to score one or two more goals and get the win. This is the first match and it’s not the best result, but we must continue.

“Now we are only thinking about the match against Barcelona. We have a Supercopa match we have to win. We will give our all to win the game there.” 

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