Ronaldo regrets exit comments

RonaldoCRISTIANO Ronaldo hinted he could leave Real Madrid this summer, immediately after winning the Champions League for the fifth time, then suggested the tournament should be named after him.
Zinedine Zidane’s men won the title for a record third time on the trot after two goals from Gareth Bale, one from Karim Benzema, and a helping hand from Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.
But the delight of the win did not dissuade Ronaldo from talking cryptically about his future.
When asked after the game what would come next, the 33-year-old said: “It was very nice to be in Madrid, and in the next few days I will give an answer to the fans, who have always been by my side.”
“We have made history and now we have to enjoy it.”
Ronaldo also bragged about his record in the competition when asked if he was disappointed not to score in the showpiece match. He added: “Maybe, the Champions League should change its name to the CR7 Champions League.”
Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Real’s players, especially captain Sergio Ramos, admonished the Portuguese for his sensational comments on the pitch of the NSC Olympic Stadium while his team mates celebrated.
“I spoke when I shouldn’t have done, but something is going to happen. It wasn’t the right time, but I was honest,” Ronaldo told reporters before boarding the Real bus.
“In a week I’ll say something because the fans have always supported me and are in my heart. I don’t speak much, but when I speak, I speak,” he added.
“Obviously, I have something to say, but it wasn’t the right time, although I don’t regret it, because I was honest. I’ve kept putting up with this but then I couldn’t control myself.”
The 33-year-old became the first player in the Champions League era to win the trophy five times, including once with Manchester United. - Eurosport

email
Print Friendly

Leave a Comment