Ronaldo says he is delighted with his AC Milan
debut after coming on as a second-half substitute in Sunday's 2-1 home win
The 30-year-old Brazilian striker started on the bench as he is still lacking
match fitness, but he managed three shots on goal in the 27 minutes he spent on
the pitch - two of them on target.
"It went very well," said Ronaldo who joined AC Milan from Spanish giants Real
Madrid at the end of January.
"It's not easy coming in and trying to gel with the team straight away, but I
was happy with how it went.
"But it's only my first appearance and it's going to take time to understand
each other's movements.
"I have to learn a lot about the team, and my team-mates need to get to know me.
It's going to take time."
Warm welcome from everyone
Ronaldo, who has already played in Serie A having spent five years with AC
Milan's city rivals Inter Milan, was delighted to hear the home fans singing his
name when he came on for fellow Brazilian Ricardo Oliveira.
"I got a great reception, from the fans and my team-mates," he said.
"There's a wonderful atmosphere at this club."
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of
the Year, was still a long way from reaching his peak.
"His fitness has to improve, but I believe he will be a very important player
for us," Ancelotti said.
Ronaldo needs time to adjust
"He is an incredible talent, but he needs to get some games under his belt.
"Everything is still there, his pace, power and technique. He just needs a
AC Milan's win lifted them up to seventh and boosted their chances of finishing
among the Champions League places, leaving them just two points behind
The top two in Serie A go directly into the Champions League, while the teams
finishing third and fourth go into the third and final qualifying round, which
is played over two legs.
Ronaldo is ineligible for AC Milan's Champions League matches this season as he
has already played in the competition for Real Madrid.
AC Milan face Scottish giants Celtic in the last 16.