Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his surprise at becoming the first player to reach 100 European goals.
The 32-year-old reached the ultimate milestone with a double to help Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The Portugal skipper said that he feels honoured to have the reached the achievement, as he spoke to Real’s official website: “It’s a very big honour to score 100 goals in Europe. It was a special day with a really important victory. I’m very happy.”
“I’m grateful to Real Madrid for the opportunity to have a brilliant career at this club, and also to my team-mates.”
“When I started scoring goals in the Champions League I never thought I would break this record. It’s an honour for me because it’s a very difficult number. I’m delighted.”
Ronaldo also spoke about the Bayern clash: “I thought it was going to be a tough game before I went out onto the pitch and Bayern started the game really strong,” he said. “But after they missed the penalty, we knew that the team would be lifted and the second half was ours.”
“I can describe the goals in a simple way: exciting. That’s because we were losing and it was tough to come back.”
“We did it again and after scoring the two goals I was really happy because I helped Real Madrid to win. Hopefully there’ll be another double at the [Santiago] Bernabeu.”