Ronaldo to ‘Give an Answer’ on His Future Soon

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  • Real parades Champions League trophy in Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will soon make an announcement about his future after helping Real Madrid win a third successive Champions League title.

Real beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday thanks to a Gareth Bale double and a Karim Benzema strike.

Although Ronaldo did not score, he did finish as the competition’s top scorer this season with 15 goals.

“In the next few days I’ll give an answer to the fans,” Ronaldo told Bein Sports.

“It was beautiful to be at Real Madrid. The future of any Madrid player is not important; we have just made history.”

When asked to clarify why he spoke about being at Real Madrid in the past tense, Ronaldo added: “I don’t have any doubts, it’s not important.

“I have to rest now, go and meet up with the Portugal team [before the World Cup] and in the next few weeks [I’ll make an announcement].”

Ronaldo, 33, has been at Real Madrid since 2009 and is contracted to the club until 2021.

He is the first player to win five Champions League titles since the competition changed format in 1992 – his total including one with Manchester United – and he has scored more goals in the competition than any other player, with 120.

But when asked if he was disappointed not score in the final, Ronaldo said: “Who’s disappointed? Perhaps they need to change the name of the Champions League to the CR7 Champions League. Who has the most titles and who has the most goals?”

Meanwhile, Tens of thousands of ecstatic fans lined the streets of the Spanish capital to greet Real Madrid’s players as they returned homeon Sunday after winning their third Champions League title in a row in Kiev.

Elated fans cheered and waved club scarves as an open-top bus carrying the squad and the trophy made its way to the club’s traditional celebration spot, the Plaza de Cibeles.

Some children sat on the shoulders of their parents to get a better look as the bus went by.

The giant white bus was emblazoned with the phrase “Campeones 13” and the club’s crest to mark their record-extending 13th European Cup success.

Team captain Sergio Ramos and other players waved and filmed the crowd with mobile phones from the top of the bus, which was escorted by police on horseback.

Ramos took the walkway set up over the plaza’s fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club’s scarf and flag as the crowd cheered.