Cristiano Ronaldo’s seven goals in two matches show he is back to his prolific best following a run of injury niggles as Real Madrid prepare to face Villarreal this weekend in La Liga.
The Portuguese admitted he had over-stretched himself after having knee problems at the back end of the last season which he carried into the World Cup and then suffered a hamstring injury at the start of this campaign.
He was rested for Real’s match against Real Sociedad and following time-off for the international break at the beginning of this month he has returned reinvigorated.
Carrying the ball home after his four-goal haul in the 5-1 win over Elche in mid-week, the 29-year-old showed that he has lost none of the desire.
“As far as I remember I’ve never scored seven goals in five days,” Ronaldo told reporters at the Bernabeu.