Where does Ronaldo rank his Spurs strike?
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to picking up the Premier League's Goal of the Month prize for his long-range thunderbolt against Tottenham.
The Portugal international opened the scoring with a stunner past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris and went on to complete a hat-trick in the 3-2 victory, his last outing in the division as he missed the weekend's 1-1 draw against Leicester City due to illness.
Now back in training at Carrington, the centre-forward collected his award and was asked where he would rank the goal among his best in the Premier League.
"That question is very difficult," he replied. "To mention the position of this goal is tough, but it would probably be in the first, let’s say, 20s, maybe [top] 10. I don’t know, it’s hard. I have to check the goals I scored in my career which is a few! [Smiles] But probably in the [top] 20s, in my opinion."
When asked how he felt to win the Premier League goal award for the first time, although he did land it when it was the Match of the Day prize during his first stint at Old Trafford, Ronaldo told us: "Amazing. I just feel happy. It was a good goal, fantastic goal [smiles].
"I helped the team which is the most important [thing]. I’m not sure that I ever won a Goal of the Month award, do you know?! Probably, I don’t know, we can check!"
In assessing the strike, that left Lloris with no chance due to the technique in hitting the ball with such power, the no.7 was happy to talk through the goal.
"Well, they know that when they give me time, I can shoot towards goal," he added. "I had time, Fred gave me a good, smart pass and I had space and I shot. Everyone knows my technique – if I shoot towards the net, then it’s always a dangerous ball.
"I didn’t expect to score a fantastic goal so, as I told you before, I was very happy."