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Ronaldo on Ballon d’Or, scoring and Mourinho

Cristiano Ronaldo believes that Real Madrid aren’t ‘dependant’ on him, but insists that he probably deserves the Ballon d’Or.

The Real Madrid has been shortlisted for the award alongside Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.

But after scoring more goals than anyone else in Europe, the forward has claimed that ‘the numbers speak for themselves’.

“I don’t know if I deserve Balón d’Or this year. I was on the podium for 6 years, this will be my 7th or 8th in FIFPro team,” he told A Bola.

“The number speak for themselves, what I have done, in a way, is very important for an individual award.

“Like last year and the year before, I always think I deserve the Balón d’Or. I’d like to win it every year.

“Madrid dependent on me? Real Madrid aren’t dependent on any player but there are some who can make the difference on the pitch.

“Real Madrid do not depend on one player, we have a great team and we play good football. I always try to help.”

Ronaldo then commented on his relationship with former Coach Jose Mourinho.

“I would work with Mourinho again and with other Coaches I had like Ferguson, Pellegrini and Boloni. I learned a lot from them.

“Forgive Mourinho? I forgive everyone. Never had a confrontation and I never spoken ill about anyone.

“I’m not upset with anyone. All I want is success and having great people around me will make me achieve it.”