Cristiano Ronaldo has mused that he may be ‘in Spain, Zurich…or Madeira’ come the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala in January.
The Portuguese is seen as a strong candidate to once more make the final shortlist of three for next month’s main prize handed out at the annual event at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.
However, amid reports of his frustration at FIFA President Sepp Blatter for recent comments labelling him a ‘commander’, the player has remained non-committal on his attendance.
This week out in Madeira for a couple of days to visit family and to finalise organisation of the opening of a personal museum set to be opened on the island in the coming weeks, the player commented briefly on the situation once more to the media.
“Will I attend? That day I may be in Spain, Zurich…or Madeira,” stated Ronaldo.
The 28-year-old also responded to questions on Michel Platini’s assertion that FIFA extended voting on the Ballon d’Or specifically to please him.
“I do not see this as a provocation. I will not respond. I speak in the field.”