Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that he plays "under the illusion" that his side will lift the Liga title at the end of the season, following their 5-1 mauling of Osasuna on Saturday.
The Portuguese star, who added a further two goals to his tally for the season against the Pamplona outfit, revealed after the match the thought of not winning does not cross his mind, and that the rest of his team-mates should follow his lead.
"I play under the illusion that we will win the title," Ronaldo told the press after the match. "The idea of not winning is not going through my head.
"We are well situated in the table. There are eight games remaining and we must have the illusion that we will win.
Ronaldo then touched on the win itself, and expressed his joy at seeing Madrid flying high at present, having become the quickest team to reach 100 goals in Liga history, but urged they must see out their momentum for a little longer yet.
"I am delighted that the team have won. We played well and our aims were accomplished. To score five goals here is very difficult, so we are very happy about that. We are in form and must remain so," he continued.
"I am very happy with the way things are going, but I must thank the lads. The team is confident. The staff are amazing but we must continue [like this] until the end of the season," he concluded.
Real Madrid remain six points clear of Barcelona in the Primera Division standings, following their rivals' 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.