Ronaldo was delighted with his goal in Real
Madrid's scratchy 2-1 victory over struggling Athletic Bilbao last night.
"I am very happy to be able to help the team," said the striker. "I have
been training very well this week. It was very bad luck that I again
injured myself in the Copa game.
"I did well today, although it is clear that I am not yet at 100 per
cent. Now I am returning to my full fitness, the fitness that I had
before injuring myself. I am healthy again and that makes me really very
"It is good to score goals, whether it's here at home or away. I'm very
On coach Fabio Capello, Ronaldo added: "He is the one that motivates me
most. He's very good at that and I'm happy to be working for him."
Capello said of his striker: "He is far better. It is important to
improve. He needs to play because he hasn't for a long time. He doesn't
need more training, but playing. We already know about his quality and
he has helped the team a lot.
"His work-rate is a signal that we are a united team."