The former striker has called on his players to be more clinical ahead of the Milan derby after they failed to capitalise on early dominance on Sunday.
The Chelsea manager hailed his side's ability to control proceedings during their narrow 1-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, and realises its importance.
The attacker netted a double after youngster Anthony Martial continued his fine goalscoring form as Leonardo Jardim's men leapfrogged Marseille.
The Swede's early penalty was cancelled out by Romain Hamouma but he two late goals after Ezequiel Lavezzi's header to keep his side's trophy assault alive.
The second-tier hosts took a shock lead 15 minutes in and managed to hold onto their slim advantage despite the late dismissal of Jamel Ait-Ben-Idir.
Cristiano drew a line under his recent poor performances by hitting five for a much-improved Real Madrid in their 9-1 demolition of Granada.
The Portuguese attacker has been criticised for his lack of goalscoring in 2015 but smashed almost half a dozen past Granada in Real Madrid's 9-1 triumph on Sunday.
The San Siro boss is keen to strengthen his squad and refused to deny interest in the Argentine, but rejected reports that Yaya Toure is set to sign.