"It’s a very big honour for me to have been chosen as the best player. I’m sincerely grateful for this award.
I also want to thank the fans for their support and for their passion for the game, which is what makes this sport so fascinating throughout the world.”
Over and above individual prizes, I have always maintained that it’s the teams, your team-mates and the fans that make each of us better as footballers. Therefore, I’m convinced that I wouldn’t have been able to win this award without the constant support from all the people at Real Madrid.”
My aims for the coming season are the same as always: to fight from the start of every training session to the last minute of every match. My wish is for Real Madrid to lift all of the trophies possible.
Our club, our coaching staff, my great team-mates and myself, we will do everything we possibly can - day in, day out and week in, week out - to bring as much joy as possible to our magnificent fans.
"Football and competition are in my blood."