Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to speculation that he is pining for a move away from Real Madrid after his comments caused a media storm.
The Portuguese international was quoted as saying after Los Blancos' 3-0 home win against Granada on Sunday that he was 'sad and the club know why'.
Since the weekend, a number of different personalities from within the game have commented on his outburst – the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Alvaro Arbeloa and Roberto Carlos have all had their say, but the talismanic goalscorer has now broken his silence on the matter.
“That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir,” he said on his official Twitter page. “I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case.
“At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.”
Before signing off, “hugs to all Madridistas”.