Real Madrid’s Aitor Karanka claims the team are determined to sign off in style as La Liga’s top scorers when they face Almeria on Saturday.With arch-rivals Barcelona already confirmed as league champions, Real have one objective left to play for – goal-scoring pride.
Their Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo tops the individual charts with 38 goals, seven ahead of Barca man Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo is aiming to break the all-time record for goals scored in a single La Liga season at home to relegated Almeria on Saturday.
“Cristiano will get there if he keeps it up,” assistant coach Karanka said.
“Tomorrow we will look to make him top scorer and the team the top scorers in the league.”
“We will try to get as many points as possible, and you will see that the team are motivated, despite not being able to win the league.”
Despite failing to prevent Barca from collecting their third consecutive league title, Real did win their first Copa del Rey since 1993.
And Karanka insists the team have improved in their first season under new manager Jose Mourinho.
“We’ve had a good campaign,” Karanka said.
“The club has returned to the European elite thanks to reaching the Champions League semi-finals, and we won a title we lacked for many years.”
“We are trying to take as many points as we possibly can in the league and we are the top-scoring side in the championship.”
“The top scorer is also on our squad. I would give us a good grade.”