Cristiano Ronaldo is trying to get even better than he already is, according to Spanish football paper, Marca.
The Real Madrid star is in his fourth season in Spain, and he believes that some teams and defenders have worked him out, stripping him of the element of surprise.
His goal is to perfect his most common moves and introduce new tricks to mix up his repertoire and help shake his markers off the scent. This explains why he has done away with his trademark step-over in recent games.
Lately, the Portuguese has been diligently practising the skill curiously known in Spanish as the 'cola de vaca', after the way a cow's tail swivels to swat away flies. Made famous by Romário in Barça's 5-0 drubbing of Madrid in 1994, it involves shielding the ball with your body and spinning away from the defender all in one movement.
After every training session, Cristiano warms down with the rest of his teammates, before heading off to another pitch. There, he wages a 20-25 minute battle against a series of poles and cones