Ronaldo assures Real fans of commitment
Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his commitment to Real Madrid after declaring himself “sad” in the Spanish capital.
The Portuguese forward refused to celebrate as he scored two goals in a 3-0 victory over Granada, confessing to his unhappiness in the post-match press conference but declining to offer any explanation.
The Spanish media were quick to suggest that the 27-year-old, who has scored 150 goals in 149 matches for Real, was eager to leave, with free-spending Paris St Germain mooted as a possible destination.
But last night Ronaldo tweeted: “That I am feeling sad and have expressed this has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown this is not the case. I want to guarantee to Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.”
PSG were quick to distance themselves from the possibility of a move and Sporting director Leonardo, who has signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva this summer, said: “Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world. So why hire Ronaldo? Zlatan is unique. When we talk about the best players, there is Ronaldo and Messi – but they are not strikers. The best striker, that’s Zlatan.”
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