Any reasonable person would agree Cristiano Ronaldo gave to some degree peculiar post-coordinate meeting subsequent to winning his fifth Champions League title.
While the Real Madrid star was still loaded with applaud for his partners and over the moon with the outcome, he additionally accepted the open door to cast his future in question with a staggering stream of remarks.
After the 3-1 prevail upon Liverpool, Ronaldo caused debate by expressing: “It has been extremely pleasant playing at Real Madrid.
“In the coming days I’ll give a solution to my fans, they’ve generally been next to me. The eventual fate of any one Real Madrid player isn’t vital.”
The remarks, albeit at last uncertain, started a remarkable response among fans as well as with other Real Madrid players and staff, as well.
Ronaldo casts future in doubt
Karim Benzema and Zinedine Zidane cast their reactions after the match, yet it was the response of Sergio Ramos that was undoubtedly the most impassioned.
The captain demanded: “If there is something there, he must clarify it today. He is a key piece for us. He could not be in a better place.”
However, it has emerged in the Spanish press that that wasn’t the end of the story.
Ramos ‘chastised’ Ronaldo after the game
It’s reported that Ramos ‘chastised’ Ronaldo in private for choosing a moment of glory for the club to cast doubt over his future.
They report that there is ‘anger and pain in the Real dressing room’ after the revelation with the senior players annoyed that Ronaldo was pushing his ‘individual agenda.’
Players were also reportedly frustrated that he chose to celebrate the victory with his own friends as opposed to them.
This will come as no surprise to Florentino Perez who has known of Ronaldo’s contract frustrations since the winter but nobody at the club expected a public comment at this time.
Whether or not Ronaldo is serious about leaving the club will be clearer over the summer but, like the man himself says, an announcement should only be days away.
Fans won’t be too concerned at the moment, particularly after the rumours of last summer that eventually led to nothing.
Ronaldo won’t be a Real Madrid player forever, though, and three consecutive Champions League titles is a pretty good note on which to leave.