Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo dismissed the idea the friendship of the Barcelona front three helps them on the pitch. ‘I don’t need kisses and cuddles.’
Ronaldo appeared at a Press conference to preview Madrid’s Champions League game against Roma but was asked about the bond apparently formed between Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, and how it compares to that he has with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
“Is that what you read or what they say? I’m going to tell you something. I won the Champions League with Manchester United and I didn’t speak with [Paul] Scholes, [Ryan] Giggs and [Rio] Ferdinand beyond a ‘hello,’” began his pointed reply, AS reports.
“And yet we had a great team. I don’t have to dine with Benzema or invite him to my house. What’s important is on the pitch. I don’t need kisses and cuddles.
“I feel good and happy at a club that shows me affection, where I always play, where from time to time I score goals. I couldn’t be happier. I’m at the best club in the world.”
Ronaldo was also asked about Messi’s penalty against Celta Vigo, where instead of shooting, he passed and Suarez beat Neymar to the ball to score.
“I’ll be precise and keep it short. I know why Leo did it. I won’t say any more. You can think what you want now,” he replied.