Former Barcelona player and Coach Carles Rexach is the latest to offer his reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo’s assertion that he is unhappy at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese star suggested he was sad at Los Blancos after their 3-0 win on Sunday evening, prompting a series of rumours, his agent to come into the club for talks and a number of people in the game to react.
The latest is Rexach, who believes the 27-year-old has no reason to be sad, given the bigger picture.
“If Cristiano is sad then people should go down the street crying,” he told reporters today.
“Cristiano Ronaldo cannot ask for more from life. He has the best living standards, he has everything. Physically he is fine, he is well built, has money, success, he is one of the best footballers in the world.
“I don’t know what else he could want, so to say that he is sad is sacrilege.”
Rexach then turned his attention to another frustrating figure of note at the top, Cesc Fabregas, who has been struggling for form this season.
“Cesc has to find his space within the team. When he arrived he had a sensational start, scoring goals, but now that Messi plays a little deeper, he many not find it the ideal place for him on the field.
“It is a problem for playing games, gradually players will find their level individually. People must be patient.”
The tactician also had some advice for Tito Vilanova to make best his time as Coach at the club.
“I believe that rather than try to improve the team, he should look to change things, make a change, because everyone knows that Messi plays a little deeper.
“Everyone has seen how you can stop this Barca and all are trying to cope with this superiority that they have had in recent seasons.”