- Cristiano Ronaldo has endured a poor start to the season, netting just one goal
- Lionel Messi has 12 at Barcelona, but Ronaldo is still confident he will beat him
- Reports in Spain say Ronaldo has made a bet with team-mates that he will win
- Next up for Real Madrid is Atletico, where Ronaldo scored a hat-trick last season
Cristiano Ronaldo has made a bet with his Real Madrid team-mates that he will win La Liga’s Golden Boot, despite being a massive 11 goals behind Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo has never been short of confidence, and reports in Spain claim that despite his disappointing start, the Madrid man is sure he will make up the difference.
Speaking to Radio MARCA’s El Transistor programme this week, journalist Jose Ramon de la Morena revealed the news that Ronaldo has had an ambitious wager with his team-mates in the dressing room.
Barcelona rival Lionel Messi has 12 goals to his name so far this season, and Ronaldo – with just one – still believes he will overtake him to win the Pichichi award.
The Portuguese legend will also have to leapfrog players like Valencia’s Simone Zaza (nine) and Villarreal’s Cedric Bakambu (eight) if he is to win the prestigious award.
Ronaldo has played seven of Real Madrid’s 11 La Liga matches so far, with his only goal coming against Getafe on October 14.
It was an important goal, winning the game for Zinedine Zidane’s side late on, but Ronaldo will now be keen to kick on to achieve more on a personal level.
Next up for Los Blancos is a huge derby with Atletico Madrid at their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
In the same fixture last year, Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and he will be desperate for a similar outcome to help his pursuit of Messi at the top.