Striker’s post-Champions League final comments may have shocked footballing world, but not Los Blancos players
CRISTIANO RONALDO’S Los Blancos team-mates have known of his desire to leave for weeks, according to reports in Spain.
Following the 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final, the five-time Ballon d’Or-winner plunged his future into doubt by saying: “It’s been very nice playing for Real Madrid.”
The comments came as a huge shock to football fans across the world and are understood to have infuriated the club’s hierarchy.
However, Marca report his team-mates had known how he felt for some time — but were surprised he decided to make his feelings public.