“We Are Better” – Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is out to make history (Photo credit Francisco Seco, Associated Press)

Cristiano Ronaldo believes his Real Madrid side is better than Champions League opponents Liverpool.

The Portugal forward, who is aiming to help Real to glory in a fourth final in five years, acknowledges the Reds deserve their place in the Kiev showpiece – but that his side have the edge.

Ex-Manchester United man Ronaldo netted twice in last year’s 4-1 victory final over Juventus, scoring the winning penalty in the shootout against rivals Atletico Madrid the year before, and scored in extra-time against the same opponents in 2014.

“We can make history if we win three Champions Leagues in a row, but we’re not looking at it like that,” Ronaldo insisted.

“I am keeping the faith, I feel good about it. These finals are always special occasions. We need to respect Liverpool. They deserve their place in the final.

“They remind me of the Real Madrid of days gone by, with fast, pacey forwards. I think we are better, but of course you always have to respect your rivals.”

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