The injured Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has eyed a return to action in Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League clash against Ajax.
Ronaldo initially suffered his ankle injury during a match against Real Mallorca on August 29th. The 25 year-old winger was expected to miss three weeks, keeping him out of Portugal’s international games including a 4-4 draw with Cyprus and a 1-0 loss to Norway, but could be back sooner than later. Ronaldo is set to sit out Real’s Primera Liga match at home to Osasuna on Saturday but could be in contention for their Champions League encounter next Wednesday. Ronaldo told reporters yesterday:
“I feel better and we’ll see how it (the injury) develops. I’m still not perfect but almost at one hundred per cent. I’ll return as soon as possible, maybe in two days I can rejoin the squad.” He added: “I believe I can be ready for the match against Ajax.”
Real Madrid are drawn into what is thought to be the “Group of Death” in the UEFA Champions League, featuring teams such as AC Milan, Auxerre and of course Ajax, and they’ll need the likes of Ronaldo to stay fit and fire to do well in that competition.