c.In the second part of the interview with Piers Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo explained his decision to leave the pitch before the match against Tottenham ended. The Portuguese says he regretted it and that he did it because he felt that Ten Hag had disrespected him. Moreover, the Portuguese was very optimistic about the World Cup which he said would be the last and praised Leo Messi. This interview was:
Do you have more pounds or followers on Instagram?
“Maybe it’s similar. It’s nice to still be number one, it’s something that makes me happy.”
What drives you, money or competition?
“Adrenaline. But in recent years football has changed. I see football now as a business, to be honest. Sometimes Georgina’s expression, ‘I don’t understand that they treat you players like a piece of meat’ I say: ‘Yeah, everything you say is true.'” I see football. Football in recent years as a business. There are things that disappoint me, but the passion for the game is still intact. I see other things that surprised me too, but it’s part of the business, because if you look at the world, how it is now, it’s all about business.”
“The criticism has been so bad, both professionally and in my family life. People have made me look like a bad person, and that’s why I’m doing this interview. I want to say what I think. What they said is bullshit. People have told lies.”
United did not believe him
“I had a very bad pre-season. I had some problems over the holidays, one of my kids had bronchitis. I was in Mallorca and he had to spend a week in the hospital. People made up stories about me wanting to travel. People need to realize that I I’m a human being and I want to be with my family I’m a human being and I’ve been through some tough times I’ve spoken to the CEO and the chairman of United and they just kinda don’t think something was going on I would never change my family’s health for football ever It really hurts me “They questioned my word. We spent a week in the hospital because of Bella’s problems. I didn’t. I wouldn’t go into the pre-season because of that. It wasn’t fair for me to leave my family to do the pre-season.”
“Football moves very quickly, before the season starts, we have the World Cup now and three or four days after the last game the club is preparing for the World Cup. The press doubted that I was the professional. They suspected what made me very, very, very sad.”
“I’m not a player to play three minutes”
“I’ll be honest with you, it’s one thing I regret, leaving the pitch (against Tottenham). Maybe, or maybe not, I don’t know. It’s hard to tell you 100%, but let’s say I regret it, but through the coach I felt provoked in the same way. It’s not allowed. “For the coach to spend three minutes with me in the game. I’m sorry, I’m not that kind of player. I know what I can give to the team.”
On the Rayo incident: “Eight guys and I left early, but they only mentioned my name…they all did it. Last year, several players did the same thing. In that match, eight players did the same thing but only ‘you’re talking about the sheep’.” The black that I am. I totally understand. It’s okay, it’s over, I apologize to the coach and for me, the class is closed.”
His relationship with Ten Hag
“Empathy isn’t good. I don’t think he respects me because he deserves it. It’s what it is. Maybe that’s why I came up against Tottenham.”
Not a tenth of a Hag has left Manchester
“Excuses, I see excuses. I’ve seen a lot of things I don’t want to criticize him for. He might have different opinions than mine. He picks players he thinks are best for the team. I respect him, but excuses all the time, you know, excuses have short legs.” And you can’t make excuses all the time, which doesn’t make any sense. Well, don’t put me against Manchester City out of respect for my career and want to put me three minutes against Tottenham. It doesn’t make sense. … I think he did it on purpose because, for example “In a national team and in other clubs, if the coach wants to give me five minutes, if someone is injured or if they really need me, I help them. I felt provoked not only by that match, but before that.”
“I like honest people who respect my morals. What happened in the last two months was not respect, in many ways. I regret leaving before the end against Tottenham.”
Sent off the team against Chelsea
“I think it was the club’s strategy for me to react in this way. I was very, very, very disappointed with the communication from Manchester United. Honestly, I’ve never had a problem with any club, with any manager. And I was suspended for three days.” , and I felt it was a lot. It was a shame.”
How did he explain that to his son
“I remember coming home and Cristiano Jr saw me and said, ‘Dad, won’t you go to the match?'” I told him: No, because the club punishes me with three days. I said, “No, I’m not playing because I didn’t act.” And he looked at me like, “My dad doesn’t act, what?”
“In a way, it was okay because I was more relaxed, but in the same way, I’m very disappointed because, well, I’m sorry about that, I apologize, I’m not perfect, I made a mistake. But hanging myself up because I think three games is too much.” Then they set the press on fire, which really disappointed me. Don’t tell me the best players, the ones who want everything, the key players, will play three minutes… Come in, it’s not acceptable after what they said before, they respect me “They do this, they do that. For me it wasn’t respect, that’s why I made this decision that I regret. I apologized to my teammates for the situation. I made a post on Instagram saying I regretted leaving the pitch. My teammates know I felt that and I apologized but in the same way, no.” I regret the decision not to go in. Me, that’s why the relationship is like this, and he keeps saying in the press that he comes to me, he loves me, blah blah blah, but that’s just for the press, 100%. If you don’t respect me, I’ll never respect you.”
Stick it on the glass
“The club owners don’t care about the club. You know, United are a marketing club. They’ll get money from that, but they don’t really get it from the sport. I haven’t spoken to them since I came back. The players want the best in the club, that’s why I came back and that’s why I love the club. But things Inside the club you don’t help United reach the highest level like City, Liverpool or Arsenal now for example. It will be difficult for Manchester United to lead football for the next two or three years with this structure.”
Criticisms of Gary Neville
“They don’t see the big picture. Why was he reacting like that? I’m probably being provoked behind the lights. Don’t tell me the best players, key players, play three minutes. That’s not acceptable. It just wasn’t respectful. I’ve apologized to my teammates.” “The team members expressed the situation in an Instagram post. My teammates knew how I felt and I apologized. If you don’t respect me, I won’t respect you.”
“It’s hard to say now, because my mood, right now, is about the World Cup. It’s probably my last World Cup, of course, my fifth World Cup. I don’t know what will happen after the World Cup, but as I told you before, and I’ll say it again, it will be The fans are always in my heart and I hope they will be by my side, even if I come back, if I don’t come back, if I stay or whatever, no one is perfect. The episodes of life we go through are part of being human, and they are part of me as a human being and a father too. I will commit Mistakes always. But I don’t know, it’s hard to say now what will happen after the World Cup because my focus is on the World Cup, and the Portuguese national team.”
“My motivation isn’t what it was a few months ago. I’m not saying I need a new challenge, we’ll see. My focus is on the World Cup. Maybe it’s good for United and me to have a new challenge. But if I come back, I hope people let me shine like I did at my club.” others in recent years.
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“It’s true, yes, it’s true. But what the press says, rubbish, is that nobody wants me, and it’s completely wrong. And I was happy here to be honest, I was excited to have a great season here. But they keep repeating that nobody likes Cristiano. How could they not like a player who scored 32 goals last year?”
Can you play at the maximum level?
“It’s a stupid question to me. What do people say? They are not the same, no one is the same. What they have said in the past three months is completely nonsense and wrong. They say they offer me this and that, and they say that many bosses and managers turn me down. It is a complete lie, They lie, because that didn’t happen. I have many clubs, not many, few clubs that want me to sign and I didn’t go because I feel comfortable here. That’s the truth.”
“He’s an incredible player. Charming. The top. As a person, we’ve shared the stage for 16 years. Imagine 16 years. So, I have a great relationship with him. I’m not friends with him, in terms of a friend who’s been with you at your house or talking on the phone. No, but he is.” Like a teammate. He’s a man I respect a lot for the way he always talks about me. Even his wife or my wife, my girlfriend, they always have respect and they’re from Argentina. My girlfriend is from Argentina. Very good. What can I say about Messi? A great guy who does great things for football .”
Is Messi the best player you’ve seen, except for himself?
“Most likely, yes. It’s Zidane…”.
“I am very optimistic. We have a great coach and we have a good generation of players. I really want to go, incredible World Cup. I dreamed about it (winning the World Cup). It will be very difficult. Difficult. But anything is possible. But, of course, we will compete “.
World Cup in Qatar
“All teams and people should be welcome in Qatar. And I see a good tournament, to be honest. I think Qatar is ready. They’re ready for that, and it would be strange to play at the start of the season, yes, but in the same way, it’s a challenge. I think, honestly, It’s good. I feel good. I feel good energy.”
Would you like Arsenal to win the first championship?
“Manchester United first, and if not, Arsenal is a team I would love to watch play. I love the team. I love the manager. I think they have a good team. And if Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, I’d be happy if Arsenal did.” “.
Criticize the interview
“It’s tough, it’s tough. But in the same way, I thought I was very happy here, because I’m still able to score goals. I still think I can score many, many goals and help the team because I still think I’m still good and able to help the national team.” Even Manchester United. But if you don’t feel the energy is on your side, it’s difficult. Of course, the criticism will be there all the time.” 37, not the same. “But I want to see if someone my age can maintain the level that he has shown. Yes, right now, I feel very good… I think I will have an amazing World Cup performance, and I am ready both physically and mentally.”
“I want to play another two or three years, maximum. I want to finish at 40, a good age. I don’t know the future. Sometimes you plan something for your life and as I’ve said many times, life is dynamic and you never know what’s going to happen.”
relationship with Ferguson
“I haven’t spoken to him for about a month, but he’s always on my side. He always understands me. He knows it, he knows better than anyone that the club is not on the track it deserves. He knows it. Everyone knows it. You know. The people who don’t see “It’s because they don’t want to see it. The fans are always the answer and the passion for the game. Manchester United belongs to the fans, but they have to know the truth. The infrastructure is not good. They have to change, otherwise United won’t be where they were when they had Ferguson and David Gill.”