Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to show that Real Madrid are the best team in Europe in the Champions League final after thrashing holders Bayern Munich 5-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals of the competition.
Madrid recorded a 4-0 win at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday after previously winning the first leg 1-0, with the Portuguese attacker scoring twice after Sergio Ramos's four-minute double propelled Los Blancos to a healthy 2-0 second-leg lead.
The former Manchester United man says that it was a monkey off the back of the Spanish club, who had fallen at the semi-final hurdle in the past three European cups, and is determined to go all the way now.
"We deserve to be in the final and everyone - the coach and all his staff - deserve to be congratulated because we played very well. Now we're going to enjoy the final and try to win," Ronaldo told Uefa's official website.
"We have to show that we're the favourites out on the pitch. It's always 50-50 going into a final anyway, irrespective of who the teams are, so we're going do our best and prove we're the best team in Europe.
"As I said at the very start of the Champions League, we have to take it step by step and game by game because we know that whoever we meet in the final will be a very tough opponent. I don't care who we face in the final. It will be in my country and I want to win the Champions League."
Ronaldo broke the record for most goals in a European cup campaign, with his double on Tuesday taking him to 16, and he praised team-mate Gareth Bale for providing him with a slice of history.
"I was looking for it and I knew I needed one goal but I was not going to be mad if it didn't happen," he added. "It was a great ball from Bale. The whole team helped me.
"I'm really happy to break the Champions League record but what I want is to win it and we're very excited."