Real Madrid News: Cristiano Ronaldo on Pressure and Champions League Finals

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | May 21, 2014 11:26 PM EST

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo knows what's at stake this coming Saturday as they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League finals.

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“It is a trophy we have spent years trying to win.” - Cristiano Ronaldo on Champions League crown

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The Los Blancos' supporters have long been clamouring for "La Decima" or the tenth Champions League trophy that has been very elusive in the past years.

"It is a trophy we have spent years trying to win," Ronaldo told realmadrid.com.

"As a result, from the very first day we arrive at the club we feel a positive kind of pressure geared towards winning the Champions League."

"This year it feels like we are just one small step away from doing it. Pressure is a part of football and of playing for Real Madrid. We are used to having to win all the time, but it is fine. I like the pressure because it makes me a better player. It is a special kind of adrenalin we feel."

The capital-based outfit made it only as far as the semi-finals for three seasons in a row under the guidance of former manager Jose Mourinho from 2010 to 2013.

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“It is a trophy we have spent years trying to win.” - Cristiano Ronaldo on Champions League crown
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