Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been described by die-hard fans as a goal-getter, workaholic, and a role model. However, critics always see him as arrogant and selfish but never “evil”.
Teammate Alvaro Morata, who scored Madrid’s 83rd minute goal against Athletic Bilbao, has revealed why CR7 feels unhappy when other players score goals.
Missing so many chances in a game where one goal could make a huge difference, is frustrating. But the case if different for the famous No. 7 who hates to celebrate with others even when the team is 4, 5, or 6 goals ahead.
They take away the honor and glory meant for a “commander” so why should he celebrate for “field soldiers”?
Alvaro Arbeloa said earlier: “I’ve seen [Ronaldo’s reaction] and I don’t mind, and if it doesn’t bother me then it shouldn’t bother anyone.
“I understand his ambition to score goals, he wants to win the game and score because he wants to win the Pichichi which he’s battling Messi for. We want to help him, his ambition is what makes him number one and we are delighted to do so.”
Image shows Portuguese and Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo.
“When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” Alvaro Morata told Real Madrid’s official website.
“For us he is the most important player in the team and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine.
“He is a human being, even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss.”
While we thoughtfully give C. Ronaldo the benefit of doubt for being human, there are speculations in the media that the Portuguese proved himself “evil” in the match against Athletic Bilbao.
According to a report from Metro, the former Manchester United winger looked like he was appealing to the referee to consider Morata’s 83rd minute goal as offside. He wanted to take the glory of earning Madrid’s important three points from the La Liga game.
However, as luck handed Morata a chance to put Madrid ahead in the tensed home game, some bizarre pictures showed Ronaldo slapping his leg as the goal was awarded.
Why would CR7 be so selfish to the point of wanting his team to fail if he’s not the one scoring their winning goal?
Image shows Cristiano Ronaldo appealing for offside.