Cristiano Ronaldo has apologized for his recent attitude towards the media which has seen him storm out of interviews and press conferences on several occasions.
Ronaldo scored a brace in Sweden against FC Malmo on Wednesday, September 29, in Sweden which saw him equal Raul’s record of 323 goals for Madrid.
Speaking at an event organised by his club, with his team-mates and coaching staff present, Ronaldo chose to thank those that had helped him throughout his career and also apologised for the way he has treated the media recently.
“I am very happy, thanks to my team-mates because without them this would never be possible,” Ronaldo said. “Also thanks to all my coaches, [Manuel] Pellegrini, [Jose] Mourinho, [Carlo] Ancelotti, [Rafael] Benitez. They have always helped me, the equipment managers, the physios
“I also thank the media, because I know that lately I’ve been a little bastard with them, but it’s my way of being.
“And my friends, Jorge Mendes and my mother. And the president for this event, Hala Madrid!”
“For me it is an honour to receive this award, I never imagined when I dressed for the first time this shirt that I would be the best scorer of the team, that could beat my friend Raul and Alfredo Di Stefano.”
The Portuguese star goofed again in August when he stormed out of another interview.
A friendly CNN journalist, just trying to get a good story, asked Ronaldo about 2022 World Cup in Qatar and his views on the scandals engulfing world football’s governing body FIFA, but what will ensue was never envisaged.
Irked at the question, Ronaldo said: “I don’t care about FIFA, Qatar, I don’t give a f***.”
He added: “Speak about FIFA, come on…,” as he stood up and walked out of the interview, blurting curses at the crew on his way to the exit door.