Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his dissatisfaction that the club ended the 2009/10 season without any silverware, and admitted it had been a ‘frustrating’ debut season in Spain.
Los Blancos were ousted from the Champions League by Lyon, pipped at the Primera Division post by Barcelona, and also handed a humiliating Copa del Rey exit by Segunda Division B outfit Alcorcon.
Marca reports that Ronaldo, before setting off to South Africa with the Portugal squad, hopes that new coach Jose Mourinho can reverse the clubs’ fortunes.
He said, “I hope to celebrate many victories next season. [Jose] Mourinho is a winner. This season I was frustrated and also very sad, but I predict that next season will be different.”
The former Manchester United man also commented on his nation’s chances at the upcoming World Cup, stating that their first target should be to qualify from their group, which contains Brazil, Ivory Coast and North Korea.
He added, “We need to win the first game to do well in the competition. We all know that it will not be easy, but we have everything we need to progress.
“If we get out of our group, then 50% of our target will have been fulfilled.”