Cristiano Ronaldo has taken aim at those who have criticised him recently by stating “I’m not a devil…which is what many people say I am.”
The Portuguese superstar took time to credit the entire Real Madrid squad and the influence of Coach Zinedine Zidane, but also to blast those who have criticised him during what, until recently, had been regarded as a below-par season.
The Portuguese has netted 14 goals in his last 9 appearances including giving Los Blancos the lead in Sunday’s 2-0 victory at Malaga which secured La Liga.
"People talk about me and don't know s**t," Ronaldo was quoted as saying by Marca.
"I don't watch TV because if I did I wouldn't have much of a life, that's how often they talk about me in a bad way, both in football and outside of football, they talk about me as if I were a delinquent.
"When people talk about me they get it wrong, inside and outside of football – football critics don't worry me because I know doing the analysis, people will shut up.
"They always have two stones in their hands when I speak. I am not a saint, but I'm not a devil either, which is what many people say I am.
"I'm very happy after a spectacular end to the season, the best in many seasons, because of smart management, the help of our Coach, and the contributions of those who played less, it was a squad title.”