Posted on January 21, 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is flattered to be compared to Manchester United great George Best but insists his only focus is winning the title.
The Portuguese winger is chasing Best’s record of 32 goals in a season after continuing his red-hot form with a goal against Reading on Saturday.
Ronaldo’s late effort at the Madejski Stadium took his tally for the campaign to 23 to equal his return of last season.
But while he is happy to be likened to United legend Best, Ronaldo insists his aim is to win the title, rather than set a new benchmark for a wide man.
“I never imagined I would have 23 goals by January, but the team are playing very well and my friends are creating many opportunities for me to score,” said Ronaldo in The Sun.
“It is a pleasure and a great compliment when people compare me to George Best. For me, Best was one of the most important players ever.
“If I break his record I’m happy, but to be honest, I don’t care. The most important thing is for the team to win the title.
“Last season I scored 23 times. This time I want to score more. I just want to do my best and improve every year.”