Cristiano Ronaldo has infuriated plenty of football fans and Real Madrid supporters after the Champions League final in Kiev.
In the aftermath of Real Madrid’s 13th Champions League (European Cup) win and fifth for Ronaldo in an incredible career, the Portuguese superstar made it all about him.
Never mind the fact that Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale got the goals, or that the Welshman scored one of the finest strikes ever seen in a final.
Luka Modric, in his post-match interview, for comparison, talked of Real Madrid’s “dynasty” and Cristiano Ronaldo’s behaviour leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
Real Madrid trophy lift during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.
So what did Cristiano Ronaldo actually say?
On the pitch in Kiev, Ronaldo started the whole kerfuffle in an interview with BeIN Sports.
Ronaldo said: “Now it’s time to enjoy this. In the next few days I’ll give the fans, who have been by my side, an answer. It’s been great being at Real Madrid”.
When asked if this was “goodbye,” Ronaldo replied: “I’ll speak in the next few days. Now it’s time to enjoy the moment. The future of any player isn’t important. We’ve made history”.
In another interview with Spanish media, Ronaldo said: “My problem goes back a long way. It’s not about money. Something will happen and in a week I will say something to the fans.”
Cristiano Ronaldo apologises to Real Madrid
In the Mixed Zone, where the players meet the media, Ronaldo was a lot more humble and seemed well aware of the issues he had brought up during such a joyous occasion.
Ronaldo also promised to talk in a week, during the time he is with Portugal ahead of the World Cup.
So what is this all about Cristiano?
Perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo simply likes being in the limelight?
Or, Ronaldo is angling for a new Real Madrid contract. The former Manchester United number seven may have won five Champions Leagues, but is 33 and wants a new deal.