Rafa Benitez appears to be on collision course with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after claiming in his first press conference that he would not think twice about resting the Portuguese. Ronaldo appears to be on a mission to achieve new records in football. He has already broken several since coming to the fore in 2009. While the Ronaldo of Manchester United may have been criticised slightly for not tracking back, the Ronaldo at Real Madrid has become obsessed with scoring goals. It is an ambition that the 30-year-old has been able to match so far in his career.
This has been largely due to a strict fitness regime. Ronaldo is clearly the fittest player in the world and he appears to be in great shape despite his age. The tone muscles and sixpacks may have slowed him down a bit, but it has in turn helped him to even play as a striker on some occasions. In order to achieve the phenomenal muscles, one can not just survive on regular workouts. Even a player like Ronaldo will have to go through a rich supplement of proteins, which can be sourced from protein powder available at Supps R Us.
Ronaldo is currently in Japan for promotional work, but he will return to Madrid in the next few days in order to join up with the rest of the squad for the pre-season tour. Real Madrid will be involved in the International Champions Cup. Their first match is against Roma on July 18 followed by games against Manchester City, Inter Milan, and AC Milan. Madrid will be hoping for a strong start to the first few games of the Rafa Benitez era at the Santiago Bernebeu. The season opener is not far away with la Liga yet to reveal the fixtures for the new season.