Ronaldo pointed out that Real Madrid have consistently shown that they turn up for the big occasions.
"We are the champions of the past two years and we're defending a title," he told L'Equipe.
"That must be respected.
"I believe that we have shown that we are ready when we have to be."
Speaking about his personal ambitions, Ronaldo said he is determined to add another Ballon d'Or to 'The Best' award he claimed last month.
"For as long as I'm playing I will try to win all that I can," the No.7 said.
"My dream is to win a fifth Ballon d'Or.
"Then there will be another one to fight for next year."