Ronaldo has taught me about ambition, says Real Madrid starlet Jese

The 20-year-old forward has paid tribute to his team-mate's teachings after firmly establishing in Carlo Ancelotti's squad this season
Real Madrid attacker Jese Rodriguez says he is inspired by team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo's ambition.

The 20-year-old forward has firmly established himself in coach Carlo Ancelotti's first-team plans this season, making 25 appearances in all competitions to date.

Jese, who has been at the club since joining the youth academy in 2007, has credited 2013 Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo for leading by example with his endless enthusiasm for self-improvement.

"Every time I'm among the first-team squad all the players treat me very well and everyone has helped me a lot," the Spain Under-21 international is quoted as saying by Marca.

"What I have learned most from Cristiano is the ambition he shows each day.

"I cope quite well [in the first team] because we always have the fans' support. They are very demanding and every game is a constant review, not only for the young players but the ones with more experience too.

"But we always try to do our best."

Jese also praised Ancelotti for helping to develop his tactical awareness, as he looks to lock down a place in the Madrid in attack in the coming seasons.

"Ancelotti is a winner who always wants more from the team," the Spain youth international added. "That is very important. It has helped me improve myself tactically.

"If I continue like this then I'll have a place in the team."