Monday July 20 2020
Ronaldo: 'Records are nice, but the team matters'

Cristiano Ronaldo shrugged off his records as being ‘nice, but the important thing is that the team wins’ after a 2-1 victory over Lazio.

The Portugal international converted a penalty and tapped in the Paulo Dybala assist, before Ciro Immobile got one back from the spot.

“We knew it was a very difficult game against a team having a great season, but we knew this was a big opportunity to win, we were at home. We’re very happy,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport Italia.

The brace was historic for a number of reasons, as he became the first player to score at least 50 goals in Serie A, La Liga and the Champions League.

He also became the fastest player in the era of three points for a win to reach 50 goals, taking 61 games, whereas Andriy Shevchenko took 68 matches at Milan.

“Records are always important, but the important thing is that the team wins. We are a phenomenal team and we showed that again today, although we always want to improve and raise the bar.

“These things are nice, but the Capocannoniere title is a natural process that comes as a consequence of scoring to win games for the team.”

Juve are on track for a ninth consecutive Serie A title, will they now focus on the Champions League?

“There are four games to go, we cannot get this wrong and know Serie A is tough. The team is doing well, though.”