Ronaldo ditches tax questions at post-match presser

Cristiano Ronaldo in presser afte Russia game

Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t heed to the desires of media personnel at the post-match press conference by answering their questions on his imminent court case.

The 32-year-old forward’s first-half strike aided the Seleccao to a well-deserved victory over host nation Russia in the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup. His stellar display throughout the game attracted the four-time Ballon d’Or winner his second consecutive Budweiser Man of the Match award. As required by the honor bestowed on him, Cristiano Ronaldo gave a short statement to commemorate his personal and country’s triumph. Nonetheless, he was in no mood to respond to questions regarding his tax evasion investigations.

“Thank you for voting for me to be the Man Of The Match,” Cristiano Ronaldo asserted.

“I am very happy. We knew it would be a difficult game against a strong team.

“The team played very well against a team with the home crowd that pressured us but we were better.

“We were better than Russia. We had more opportunities. We were just winners.”

Ronaldo’s manager Fernando Santos was quick to jump to his defense after the Portuguese talisman’s decision to insulate himself from the questions filling every journalist’s mind.

“I think he did very well in not answering other questions,” Santos stated.

“Do you think he should answer questions from issues outside the game?

“He is here to talk about the game full stop, not about his life and his family.

“I understand you are curious but you have to respect and have an understanding—and I’m saying this with a good feeling.

“You will have other opportunities to ask Cristiano about his personal life.”

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner and his teammates now have the sole aim to secure at least a draw in their final group game against New Zealand in order to ensure progression into the semi-finals of the tournament.

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