Cristiano Ronaldo believes 2018 was the best year of his career following a third successive Champions League title with Real Madrid and joining Juventus last summer.

The 33-year-old helped Real to a another European title before making an unexpected move to Turin to join Juventus in July 2018.

“I don’t work to break records, rather I work for the good of the club,” Ronaldo told Record.

“2018 was the best year of my career. In Serie A they mark me as tightly as they do in Spain, but there’s less space here because all the teams have excellent defences.

“Winning the Champions League is a dream, but we mustn’t make it an obsession. Team trophies count and I’m working to win them.

“Everyone in Turin welcomed me in a fantastic way. We’re all feeling very good. I don’t know when my career will end, but I’m fine and I want to keep going for many more years.

“Will I go back to Sporting like Nani? In football you never know… It was the right decision to leave the national momentarily, but I’ll be back in 2019.

“The rape accusations are repugnant and painful for my family, but I have a clear conscience and I remain calm,” he concluded.

“The truth will come out soon.”