Cristiano Ronaldo at El Partido de las 12 [13:00]
Do you feel loved by Madridismo?
"Very much so. This is my fifth season at Real Madrid. In the beginning you don’t how to connect with the people at the Bernabéu. The Bernabéu is very special, with a culture different from other countries like in Portugal and England. But when you win over the people of Madrid, the Madridistas, the people in the street… the people really enjoy you, your work, the way you play, the way you give your all for the shirt.
And the truth is during my first years I didn’t feel like I belonged. Then I started to realize that the one who was wrong was me, not the people. That’s how they are; they’re not going to change — it’s the Spanish mentality. In my third or fourth year, I started to understand Real Madrid — on and off the pitch. And I am 100% happy. I love the people of Madrid, the Madridistas.
I’m living a dream when I enter the Bernabéu. I know the people love me, and I feel great. The truth is I want to stay here many more years and finish my contract because after Real Madrid, there is no other club like this.”