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Butragueno: Ronaldo Is a World Star but Behaves Like a Rookie

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterOctober 6, 2014

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates his third goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

Real Madrid legend Emilio Butragueno has praised Cristiano Ronaldo's humble attitude after the Portuguese star's latest hat-trick. 

Ronaldo made his 13th goal in just six games with a treble, as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 5-0 in La Liga on Sunday. 

Butragueno, who scored 123 league goals for Real Madrid himself, called Ronaldo's latest performance "amazing."

He told AS, as translated by Football Espana: “We’re tired of being surprised by him. He’s amazing. He’s scored three goals but could have had six. Ronaldo is a world star but behaves like a rookie with his professionalism and dedication. He’s an example.”

It was the 22nd Liga hat-trick of Ronaldo's career, which equals the league's record. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is now level with the legendary Alfredo di Stefano on 22 hat-tricks in @LaLiga. #SSNHQ pic.twitter.com/unUwjd8OPE

— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) October 6, 2014

According to Eurosport, Ronaldo will score 80 goals in La Liga this season if he continues scoring at a rate of 2.167 goals per game.

Cristiano Ronaldo is good. Very, very, very good. pic.twitter.com/YRTOeaVYEy

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) October 5, 2014

[Football Espana]

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