Who did it better?Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during their Champions League match against Manchester City on Tuesday. But that didn’t stop coach Jose Mourinho from getting in on the party.
Don’t Cry For Me Madridistas: Why is this man so sad? Cristiano Ronaldo has again said that his unhappiness at Real Madrid is not money-related.
He wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that he is “not worried about contracts” and that “my attention is exclusively focused on winning all the games and trophies in play with the indispensable company of my teammates and all of Madrid’s fans.”
The Portugal forward’s enigmatic comment two weeks ago that he was “feeling sad” at the Spanish club sparked rumours the 27-year-old star wanted a raise. He has previously denied it is about money, saying only the club knows what the problem is about.
Portugal forward Ronaldo hit the sports headlines after Sunday’s win over Granada, when he failed to celebrate the two goals he scored and later told reporters he was “sad” for “professional” reasons, and that the club knew why.
“I don’t know what’s up with Cristiano. It was a surprise for us as much as for you, we found out after the game,” Real full back Arbeloa told reporters.
Sad Cristiano Ronaldo is sad Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo grimaces in pain after a tackle during their Spanish King’s Cup quarter-final second leg “El Clasico” soccer match against Barcelona at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Streak snapped Alexis Sanchez, Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas scored, and Barcelona snapped Real Madrid’s 15-match winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday, overcoming one of the fastest goals in clasico history.
Barcelona also overtook Madrid on goal difference atop the Spanish league standings. Photo: Susana Vera/Reuters