During a long interview with the British press, Cristiano Ronaldo distributed the tackles to his detractors.
Despite a successful return from Manchester United, where he continues to stack goals (6 in 9 matches), Cristiano Ronaldo does not escape criticism. His lack of involvement in the game of the Red Devils, especially from a defensive point of view, is particularly pointed out by some observers. It is to these that the former Madrid player was keen to respond scathingly in an interview given to Sky Sports.
“I know when the team needs my help defensively. But my role in the club is to win, to help the team to do it and to score goals ”, recalled CR7, criticized across the Channel for its lack of defensive involvement. “To be honest I’m 36, I win everything, so am I going to worry about people saying bad things about me?” I sleep well at night. I go to bed with my conscience very healthy. Keep it up because I will still be shutting mouths and winning things. “
“I’m going to shut some mouths again”
“Critics are always part of the job,” he added. It doesn’t worry me. And I consider it a good thing to be honest. If they worry about me or talk about me, it’s because they still know my potential and my value in football. So that’s a good thing. (…) Everyone knows me. I have always been like this, I will not change now with my age ”
And to the superstar Portuguese to conclude: “I will always give 100% for this club and my reactions are part of who I am. I don’t want to hurt anyone. I know there will be looks on me because of who I am, what I achieve, what I earn. They don’t want to give me credit for good things. They will always find the wrong things, but for me that’s okay. Life is a constant lesson and I always learn from my mistakes, trying to improve in the next game. ”