Ronaldo: I want to keep playing until 2021

The Portugal attacker has stressed that he's not thinking about retirement just yet and has set his sights on more silverware in 2014-15
Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo wants to keep playing at the highest level for at least six or seven more seasons after shaking off all of the injury problems that troubled him toward the end of last season.

The prolific attacker was plagued by fitness issues in the build-up to the World Cup and failed to make an impact in Brazil as Portugal crashed out in the group stages after three unconvincing performances, but he has stressed that he is raring to get going again.

"I would like to play six or seven more years at the top level of club competition," the Portugal star said at a sponsor's event in Tokyo.

"I'm really focused. My injury is gone. I feel very, very good. I really want to get going again and stay in good shape until the end of the season."

Ronaldo then went on to stress that 2013-14 was a superb season for Madrid and he's determined to win more silverware in the year to come.

"Last season was amazing. We now have the opportunity to win five or six titles in the new season, which is fantastic.

"I'll try my best the entire season like I do it every year. I'll try to be the best, try to help my team, try to score goals and try to win titles."

Ronaldo did not travel to the USA for Real Madrid's pre-season tour with the initial 20-man squad, but he's expected to join up with the rest of the team on July 26.

The 29-year-old is not the only big name who has been allowed to join Madrid's USA tour at a later point, with Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Angel Di Maria, Sami Khedira and Karim Benzema all travelling in the next few days as well following their World Cup exploits.

Xabi Alonso, Pepe and Fabio Coentrao are the only players in the 20-man squad who featured in Brazil, while other high-profile names to make the trip include Diego Lopez, Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Arbeloa, Asier Illarramendi, Isco and Gareth Bale.

Madrid will play Inter, Roma and Manchester United between 27 July and 2 August.