Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his silence and has poured cold water on speculations which suggested he was on his way out of Real Madrid.
The wrangle has been going on for close to two months now but thankfully it’s now over after the player’s recent comments. Initial reports cited that the Real Madrid striker was unhappy about the actions of Spanish prosecutors who had served him with a lawsuit implicating him in tax crimes.
As a form of reaction, Cristiano decided to leave the European country for good and ply his services elsewhere as he felt persecuted. Time passed and the dark cloud started to dissipate after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez publicly came out to back him on a national radio show.
This, per reports, put the current Ballon d’Or holder at ease and caused him to reconsider his initial judgment. Not too long ago his manager, Zinedine Zidane, also assured fans that his star man will very much return for the 2017/2018 season. The Frenchman mentioned August 5 as the date he expects to see the Portuguese star in camp.
After a host of unsuccessful attempts to get Cristiano Ronaldo to speak on his departure rumors, he seems to have consciously or unconsciously declared his decision to stay.
“Winning important trophies with my club last year was great, just like the individual trophies, and to do it again would be great,” he said in an exclusive interview with MARCA.
“You have to work hard, year after year.
“I will continue to do it, football is my life, it is my passion.”
Cristiano Ronaldo was on a three-day tour of China and is expected to report at Real Madrid’s training center in Valdebebas for a routine medical check up. The 32-year-old will miss Real Madrid’s Super Cup game against Manchester United on August 8 and, probably, the first-leg of the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona on August 12.
However, he is expected to be available for the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on August 15.