Ronaldo admits being ‘sad’ for professional reasons
Madrid, Spain (4E Sports) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo saw no reason to celebrate his two goals against Granada that gave him 150 career scores in 149 matches for the Whites, admitting he was “sad for professional reasons”.
“I didn’t celebrate the goals because I’m a little sad. The people inside the club know why it is. I’m not going to say anything more,” Ronaldo explained after the match.
Ronaldo’s brace helped Real Madrid beat Granada, 3-0, for their first win of the season after starting their La Liga title defense with a home draw to Valencia and an away defeat to Getafe.
The brace brought Ronaldo’s total goal tally with the Whites to 150 since his world-record $127 million switch from Manchester United in 2009. He was later pulled out in the second half with a minor injury.
“I’m very happy for this goal-scoring run but the most important thing is the team. We got a victory and for us the league starts today,” Ronaldo said after reaching a career milestone.
Ronaldo later denied that his sadness it has anything to do with losing to Barcelona midfielder Andrews Iniesta for the UEFA’s best player in Europe award.
“There are more important things than that,” said Ronaldo, who will join Portugal this week for their upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.
“Let’s see if I recover in a couple of days because I want to play in these important games for the national team,” the 27-year-old superstar said when asked about the injury.