Cristiano Ronaldo confident his performances for Portugal will win him the Fifa Ballon D’Or
CRISTINO Ronaldo might have been left out of the semi-final shoot-out drama with Spain but he is "confident" that his performances for Portugal at Euro 2012 will win him the Fifa Ballon D’Or.
Ronaldo scored 60 goals for Real Madrid as he lead them to their first title since 2008 and then captained Portugal to the last four here in Poland and Ukraine. “The golden ball? I am always confident,” he said.
“Every year I try to be there. It depends on the people who choose but I’m confident I will win it.”
Lionel Messi has won the award both times since the Ballon D’Or and the Fifa World Player of the Year award were merged into one prize in 2010.
Yet after taking La Liga title, Ronaldo has produced some of the exceptional performances of Euro 2012, including two goals in the win over the Netherlands and one in the quarter-final defeat of the Czech Republic.
“I’m happy with the way I have performed this season, both with my club and with the national team,” he said.
“I expected a little bit more in the semi-final, considering how we played but I’m proud of the job I have done, proud of the way my team-mates have played and proud of the way the coach has done his job.”