Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in world, says Ramos

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Spanish international Sergio Ramos has lavished praise on Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and hopes that the Portuguese star extends his contract with Los Blancos.

Ronaldo notched 34 goals in 34 league appearances for Madrid last season but it was not enough to stop Barcelona end Madrid’s reign as champions.

The Portuguese also finished top scorer in the Champions League last season but his goals were not enough to lead Madrid to their tenth European title as they were knocked out at the semi-final stage for the third consecutive season.

The 28-year-old forward has been the subject of numerous transfer rumours but club president Florentino Perez has frequently stated his desire to secure an extended deal for the former United player.

Defender Ramos is hopeful that Ronaldo decides to extend his future with the club.

Speaking to El Mundo, Ramos said: "He is a player that you can not blame anything on - he is an example of professionalism. 

"Last season, for me, he was the best in the world. He deserves to win whatever he wants to win, really. 

"I hope the club director is trying to renew his deal to keep him in Madrid."

The former Sevilla player went on to praise on newly-appointed manager Carlo Ancelotti, a man who was in charge of Champions League quarter finalists and Ligue 1 champions PSG last season.

"His CV speaks for itself - it is flawless, because he has won everything with the best clubs in the world. 

"There are teammates of mine who have had him as a coach and speak very highly of him on a personal level, not just on sporting grounds. 

"Hopefully we can learn a lot from him during the time he is with us," he added.

Ramos, who is one of six players nominated for the Golden Ball for his excellent performances at the Confederations Cup, will be hoping for a trophy-laden era under the Italian manager.


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