Ronaldo: I'm a striker now

The 30-year-old began his career as a wide man but admits he is now a “penalty box” player

Real Madrid star  Cristiano Ronaldo says he is now a striker after reflecting on his transition from a winger to a “penalty-box player”.

The 30-year-old won a record fourth Golden Shoe after scoring 48 goals in La Liga last season and credits his success in front of goal to a subtle positional shift.

He said to Marca: “I’m different now, I’m more a penalty-box player, not so much on the wing, because you score more goals from there so I changed my position slightly.

“It’s been a natural change and it’s certainly kept me happy.”

Ronaldo also admitted he is desperate to win a trophy with Portugal after helping his nation secure a place at Euro 2016.

“At club and individual level I’ve won everything, but I’m missing an international title,” he added.

“It would seal a great career and I have hope. Hopefully it’ll be in 2016.”

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