Real Madrid hitman Cristiano Ronaldo has hit out at his critics after scoring a memorable brace in what was the Los Blancos’ first ever victory against Borussia Dortmund in an away match in the UEFA Champions League.
The Portuguese scored two goals in the second half after Gareth Bale put Zinedine Zidane’s team a goal ahead in the first half of the game. The recent suspension and poor domestic form this season had lead to Real Madrid fans lashing out at the team and specifically, at Ronaldo.
After his brace against Dortmund, Ronaldo spoke to Marca and expressed his frustration over fans who boo the team and him specifically when they are in a tough situation. Speaking to Marca, Ronaldo said, “It seems that I have to keep showing exactly who I am in every match.”
He continued, “I am surprised by what the public thinks of me, my numbers speak for themselves, I am an exemplary professional and I always have a clear mind. The criticism is getting worse.”
However, Ronaldo is fully confident that the anger among Real Madrid faithful when the team is not performing as per expectation only motivates them to keep trying and doing better. At the end of his interview, the Portuguese attacker was asked about his new contract. Ronaldo’s current deal is due to run out in 2021.
Ronaldo spoke about his contract situation and concluded by stating, “It’s a good question, these things happen naturally but maybe the president can give a better response than I can. I’m happy and I’m doing what I enjoy.”