Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has backed manager Manuel Pellegrini, claiming that he hopes the Chilean will stay at the club for come time to come yet.
Pellegrini’s position has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, with the likes of Jose Mourinho and Fabio Capello linked with the club if Real do not win the Spanish league.
However, the club’s record signing insisted that the club should stick with the Chilean.
“I am going to be sincere,” Ronaldo told AS. “I like coaches with winning mentalities, but it is with Pellegrini that I find myself most happy. I hope he stays for two or three more years. The other coaches do not concern me.”
Ronaldo also said that he was still confident of Real winning the La Liga title.
“We have gotten better over the past two weeks and everything is possible. We are only one point off the leaders,” he said. ”I am confident that we will win our last five matches and be proclaimed champions. We are focused and our priority is to win. If we do, we will celebrate very well.”
Ronaldo also dismissed claims that he was a selfish player, having come in for some criticism following his move to the Bernabeu this summer.
“For me, the most important thing of all is the team, although I respect every person,” he said. ”The individual aspects are secondary. If the team wins, I am happy.”