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The 28-year-old shrugged off all of the praise he has received for helping Portugal qualify for the World Cup, insisting that he is only thinking about Almeria on Saturday

Cristiano Ronaldo has spent little time savouring his sensational exploits with Portugal during the international break, revealing he has already switched his attention back to Real Madrid.

The 28-year-old is currently being feted across the globe after securing the Seleccao qualification for next summer's World Cup with a stunning hat-trick in his country's dramatic 3-2 victory over Sweden on Tuesday.

However, after returning to the Spanish capital on Wednesday, Ronaldo insists that the only thing occupying his thoughts at the moment is Saturday's Liga clash with Almeria.

“We've had an intense couple of days with our national sides," the attacker admitted to his club's official website. "But we now have two days ahead of us to prepare as well as possible for the next match.

"My only goal now, and that of all my team-mates, is to train so that all the Real Madrid fans continue to feel proud of their team."

Ronaldo had also scored the only goal in Portugal's first-leg meeting with Sweden in Lisbon last Friday.

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