Two-goal Ronaldo ‘sad’ at Madrid
IT IS a common maxim that money cannot buy you happiness and Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s best paid players, appears to have become the latest to acknowledge this after revealing that he is “sad” at Real Madrid.
Ronaldo said he was upset with “people in the club” after scoring two goals to lead Madrid to a 3-0 win over Granada on Sunday.
The Portugal forward oddly chose not to celebrate his goals, remaining glum as his team-mates and fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium erupted around him. When asked why after the match, Ronaldo said: “I am sad and the club knows it, that’s why I didn’t celebrate the goals. The people in the club know why.”
Ronaldo’s comments have sparked rumours in the Spanish press that he is looking to leave Madrid.
The 27-year-old refused to elaborate on the reasons for his displeasure with the club that spent a record £80 million to secure him from Manchester United in 2009. “I’m not going to say anything else, people know why,” he said.
Radio station Cadena Ser and other Spanish media reported that he had held a meeting with Real president Florentino Perez on Saturday in which he said he did not feel he had the support of the dressing room, he was unhappy and wanted to leave.
Ronaldo, who asked to be substituted with a knock to his left thigh in the second half of the win over Granada, joins up with the Portugal squad this week for their World Cup 2014 qualifying matches against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Edinburgh
Monday 20 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 20 C
Wind Speed: 7 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 8 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: North west