Cristiano Ronaldo - Its Not About The Money

Last updated : 04 September 2012 By mail online

The Portuguese forward sent shockwaves round the world of football on Sunday when he revealed that he disappointed with certain aspects of life with the Spanish giants.

Ronaldo, who refused to celebrate his two goals in the win over Granada and limped off before the end of the match at the Bernabeu, was accused of planting the story to put pressure on club bosses who have so far refused to negotiate a new deal.

After the game the former Manchester United striker said: 'I?m sad - when I don?t celebrate goals it?s because I?m not happy. It's a professional thing. Real Madrid know why I?m not happy.?

Ronaldo's current contract - which has a ?100million buyout - still has three years to run and sees him earn around ?10m a year.

Since his outburst, there has since been a media backlash in Madrid, where the front page of 'Marca', the pro-Real sports daily screamed: 'Enough is Enough' and criticising Ronaldo for 'unsettling' the club.

However, on Tuesday night, the player released a statement on his Facebook page, dismissing claims his stance was money-related.

He wrote: 'I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case.

'At this point, I just want to guarantee to the 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 for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.'

Ronaldo, bought from Manchester United for ?80m in 2009, led Real to the title last season scoring 46 goals in 38 La Liga games and 60 in all competitions.

He has raced to 150 goals for the club at the rate of more than a goal a game but continues to be eclipsed in Spain by Messi's heroics at Barcelona. Some say the Messi factor eats away at him, such is his vanity.

Source: mail online

Source: mail online