"The Ballon d'Or is the award I always dreamed of winning when I was a kid.

"I feel very proud and very happy. I have to say a big thank you to my team-mates and everyone at the club who has helped me win it."

- Cristiano Ronaldo, speaking to MUTV

See more of the interview on MUTV Online.
02/12/2008 15:31, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Ronny's on top of the world

I’m at a great club where I have the opportunity to win team and personal awards and to be remembered as a great player you have to win things with your team, not just individual awards.

Will winning this award put even more pressure on you?

I always play with pressure because people always expect a lot from me and I don’t think that will change. Winning this award makes me feel very happy inside because it’s one of the best days of my life. But my responsibilities are still the same: I want to continue to play well for my club and my country and try to do as well as last season.

You always say you want to improve. How do you do that, when you're already considered the best in the world?
Of course I can improve – there are many things I still need to learn. You can never let yourself think you know everything. I am still very ambitious and I will continue to work very hard every day. I know it will be very hard to better last season, but I will try – if you don’t try you win nothing. A new season means a new challenge and I want to help the team win more trophies.

Cristiano was speaking to MUTV. You can watch the interview now on MUTV Online.

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