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Ronaldo: Real have hit top form

April 7, 2013
By ESPN staff

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid are finding their best form just in time to put a run together to the Champions League final.

Cristian Ronaldo has again dismissed reports about his future and whether he will remain at Real Madrid
GettyImagesCristian Ronaldo has again dismissed reports about his future and whether he will remain at Real Madrid

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Jose Mourinho shuffled his pack for the 5-1 demolition of Levante in La Liga on Saturday night, a game which came just days after the 3-0 victory against Galatasaray all but guaranteed their place in the Champions League semi-finals.

And although they are cut adrift of Barcelona domestically, Real's long-held ambition of claiming a tenth European Cup remains within their reach.

"This is possibly the best form that the team has been in this season," Ronaldo said. "We have a full squad with everyone available and that is very positive news, the coach can pick the best team.

"We have to respect his decisions. In football many things are possible, we have to have the desire to win because it gives us a morale boost for the Champions League."

Ronaldo was on the bench against Levante, but came on in the second half and scored their third goal.

"My aim is always to help Real Madrid with assists or goals," he added. "To be going at a goal per match makes me very happy, this is my profession and I try to always do my best. I feel good and I want to continue like this until the end of the championship."

Speculation has continued to surround the Portugal international, who has been linked with a summer move, but he batted such questions aside.

"I still have a lot to give to Real Madrid and the club can count on me because I'm always available," he said. "The important thing is winning, playing and Real Madrid, and my future does not matter."

Assistant coach Aitor Karanka was happy with the display.

"We have a lot of quality players and when our opponent lets us have the ball in the Bernabeu, matches go well for us," he said.

"We are coming to the important part of the season, the team is doing really well and it shows in matches like Wednesday in the Champions League and today in the league."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.