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Ronaldo: I don't feel pressure

January 16, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo insists that he does not feel the pressure ahead of Wednesday's Copa del Rey match at home against Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo
GettyImagesCristiano Ronaldo has been prolific for Real Madrid since joining from Manchester United in £80 million

Ronaldo has only hit one goal in his last four games for Real and was anonymous in his side's 3-1 La Liga loss against Barca back in December 2011. However, the Portugal international will not be treating the Clasico any different to any other game.

"I always try to relax before a game. The pressure doesn't get to me. I try to stay positive and always see new challenges. My mental strength is very important to me," Ronaldo told DT.

"I just want to win every game and play well. That's always my goal; put in a good performance and get a good result. I don't mind who the opponent is because my motivation will always be the same.

"When you're happy and enjoying your football, you only want good things to happen to the team and have fun."