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REAL MADRID | CRISTIANO RONALDO

Cristiano: "Enough of all the criticism, we have to be united"

The forward's hat-trick took him to 174 goals in three and a half season. "It is an honour for me to score so many goals with this club, although it is not my only objective," he said.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, man of the match in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Celta on Wednesday with a hat-trick and an assist, declared after the game that Madrid fans must stop criticising coach José Mourinho and should instead unite behind their team to help them achieve their objectives this season.

"Enough of the criticism, it doesn't help us at all, we have to stick together, we are still in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League," he said.

The Portuguese's treble took him to a total of 174 goals at Real Madrid, overtaking Pirri to become the seventh highest goalscorer in the club's history.

"It is an honour for me to score so many goals with this club, although it is not my only objective," he said about his goalscoring tally.

Ronaldo, whose contract with Madrid runs out in 2015, refused to speak about his future, but admitted "I have a contract here and I'm happy here, but in the world of football, everything is possible."

"I feel on great form at the moment, we have been training very well after the Christmas break and we want to continue like this until the end of the season. Now I feel the Bernabéu's affection," he added.

Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's next league game, against Osasuna on Saturday evening, after picking up a total of five yellow cards in the season.

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