Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that the Merengues can win the Champions League this season.
Madrid begin their European adventure with a home game against Ajax on Wednesday and the Portugal ace says that he has a feeling that they will go far in the competition this time around.
"This club, as always, has the ambition to win the Champions League," Ronaldo is quoted as saying by Realmadrid.com. "I have a special feeling about this season. We can win, but we cannot put pressure on ourselves. We have all the necessary ingredients to win the competition, but we have to take one step at a time.
"We are happy with our game on Saturday [1-0 win over Osasuna]. Our goal was to win the match and take three points. We can play better and score more goals. I'm sure we'll do better, we'll grow more confident and we'll win.
"We are going to win this year. I have a feeling we will. I am ambitious and I want to win. [Jose] Mourinho is the best coach in the world and I'm sure we will win and create a spectacle.
"At times it isn't possible to play well and be spectacular. It's better for the fans to help us and motivate us to play well. Our supporters have fun when the team plays well and scores goals, but we can't thrill them with brilliance all the time.
"It is on occasion convenient for fans to thrill players as well. All of us at the stadium want what's best for Real Madrid and, together, we can make this a feared team at home."
"I'm sure Mourinho didn't just mean I alone had to be protected by referees. I'm sure he also meant other players, and not just those at Real Madrid. In general, people who create spectacles should be overprotected.
"I'm sure I will soon score again. Don't worry about it. We have to think exclusively about winning right now. This team is under construction; many of us had never played together before."