Cristiano Ronaldo discussed a few of the keys to Real Madrid's ambitions in this year's Club World Cup in the company of beIN Sports in Abu Dhabi today. The forward also added that he is looking forward to the return of Gareth Bale in Madrid's 'BBC' frontline which could be back in action this week.
Club World Cup. "It's a very important event for us, because it's the World Cup at club level. Obviously it's a pleasure to take part because to qualify, you need to win the Champions League. "We haven't come here for a stroll in the park, we're here to win because this is a tournament which Madrid like a lot - we'll be going for our sixth trophy of the year".
Cristiano, the Club World Cup veteran
It's a competition which you have won three times already. "I've been able to win the Club World Cup a couple of times with Real Madrid and also with Manchester United. It's a competition which I like a lot. What I want is to win it again and if possible, to score and help the team lift the trophy".
The key to defending the trophy. "We know that it's a very short tournament, and much of it depends on moments. We're ready, we are the champions of Europe and we are prepared to take on any rival. Obviously we want to win it independently of which teams we face".
Cristiano cheers the return of the 'BBC'
The Bale-Benzema-Cristiano 'BBC' attack set to return. "I like it when we have a full squad - not just with Karim and Bale fit. I like it when we don't have players out injured, it's a good sign, a sign that we are all united and that the squad is working well. [Gareth and Karim ] are two forwards, like me, but we also have other players who are important for us in defence and midfield - other players who could have their chance at the Club World Cup. It will be nice to play as the 'BBC' once again".