‘We Don’t Miss Ronaldo’ – Real President
By Amaechi Agbo
Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez has disclosed that the club does not miss their former influential striker, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mr Florentino who stated this while addressing the media said that the club is bigger than any player and would not waste time to do away with any player who feels he is more important than the club.
“Truly speaking we don’t miss Cristiano Ronaldo, if we knew we would miss him, we would never let him go from the first place. The thing is Real Madrid is a Sport Football Club not individuals football Club.
“Here we win as collective and celebrate together, but once you start acting like you are bigger than this most successful Club, we let you go without thinking twice. We have been successful without him in the past, in the present and definitely in future.
“Look people say we haven’t won any UEFA Champions League since his departure, but my question is did he win UEFA champion league after he left Madrid? The answer is big no.”
He called for more respect for the Madrid players who helped the five-time Ballon d’Or winner during his time at the club
“Madrid Players need respect as well because they helped him to be successful with Madrid, He didn’t make Madrid successful but Madrid made him successful, when he came to Madrid, Real Madrid was already successful and it will continue succeeding. Thank you”
Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus on a four-year contract in July 2018 bringing to an end his nine-year stay at Real Madrid.
The fee for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in the region of £105m, according to Sky sources.
Ronaldo claims that he left Real Madrid for Juventus because he felt he was “no longer indispensable” in the eyes of Blancos president Florentino Perez.
He added that Juventus demonstrated a desire to have him on their team which he felt was much stronger than that of Real, while noting that Zinedine Zidane’s departure also played a part.
“I felt within the club, especially from the president, that I was no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning,” Ronaldo said in a 2018 interview with France Football.
“For the first four or five years, I felt like Cristiano Ronaldo. Less so after.
“The president looked at me in a way that suggested I was no longer indispensable if you know what I mean. That is what made me think about leaving.”
Ronaldo won five UEFA Champions League trophies with Real Madrid.