Ronaldo: I'm getting better and better

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has boasted that he is getting better as a footballer and is ready to put his skills to help Portugal in the next two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers. The Portugal attacker scored a double at the weekend which helped his club to a 6-1 win over Deportivo in La Liga.

"I feel better and better. I feel confident and ready to help A Selecção," the Portugal captain said during a press conference at Obidos, where the national side are training ahead of Friday's clash with Denmark, which will be followed by a trip to Iceland four days later.

"Goals always give you confidence. You score, you play well and the confidence soars."

We're not where we should be. Now there isn't much room for error - we have to win.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal

Portugal are second-bottom in their Group H after a draw at home to Cyprus and losing to Norway. "We're not where we should be," conceded Ronaldo, who missed both ties because of injury. "Now there isn't much room for error - we have to win."

Ronaldo said he was satisfied with his performance for Real Madrid. "Madrid are getting better and better, we're growing and the team is improving on several fronts," he said.

"We have to continue like that to go after La Liga. We mustn't just worry about Barcelona because there are other teams doing very well, like Valencia."

Los Che are leading La Liga with 16 points from six games, two points ahead of third-placed Real Madrid. Barcelona are a further point back in fourth.