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Mourinho praises Ronaldo after hat-trick in warm-up game

English.news.cn   2011-07-21 20:02:08 FeedbackPrintRSS

MADRID, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho on Thursday was full of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese striker showed his side the way to victory against Chivas Guadalajara.

Ronaldo scored three second half goals as Madrid defeated the Mexican side 3-0 in San Diego in their second preparation game of the summer.

The win against Chivas follows on the heels of Saturday's 4-1 triumph against Los Angeles Galaxy. Ronaldo played all 90 minutes to show that even at this early stage he is in good shape for the forthcoming campaign.

"Cristiano is Cristiano," said Mourinho after the match.

"He is always ambitious, he is always motivated and happy to play, be it in China, America or wherever. He knew that we want to win and he scored the three goals. He played with the ambition that we look for and that ambition is fantastic," added the coach, who said he was not worried by minor injuries suffered by midfielders, Xabi Alonso, Nuri Sahin and Sami Khedira.

"We have the squad that we want to have and we have until the 31st of August if we want to bring in another striker. However, it has not entered my head to ask for another player for any other position," said the Real Madrid coach.

Mourinho also expressed his hope that Kaka will finally be able to show why the club spent 65 million euros on his two years ago.

"He was injured for much of last season and he didn't play the Copa America. This season he has been working since the first day and that helps him to be competitive. He has played 45 minutes in both games and I hope he will do the same in our next game in Philadelphia," said Mourinho.

Editor: Zhang Xiang
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