Ronaldo not worried by goalless year

BY foxsports • January 21, 2010

Cristiano Ronaldo is unconcerned about not yet getting off the mark in 2010, insisting the goals will soon come.

Ronaldo enjoyed a flying start to his Real Madrid career, scoring nine times in seven matches following his world-record £80million move from Manchester United last summer before suffering an ankle injury against Marseille in September.

That injury kept the Portugal international sidelined for around two months, but he was back on the goal trail soon enough with four goals in five appearances following his comeback.

However, the 24-year-old has not been able to find the back of the net since the winter break, going scoreless in the games against Osasuna, Real Mallorca and Athletic Bilbao - from which Madrid have only picked up four points.

Ronaldo is taking it in his stride though, saying: "I'm not worried about not having scored. These things will come naturally because I'm working the same as I always do. I'm not getting worked about it, I'm sure the goals are going to come."

Ronaldo and his Madrid team-mates are currently in Albania for a friendly match against KS Gramozi Erseke on Wednesday evening.

Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini named a strong squad for the trip, with the only absentees being the injured Pepe, Gonzalo Higuain, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Rafael van der Vaart, and Mahamadou Diarra, who has just returned from African Nations Cup duty.

Madrid, who were able to travel to Albania for Wednesday night's match due to their elimination from their Copa del Rey earlier this season, are back in league action on Sunday when they host Malaga.

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