Cristiano Ronaldo shook the footballing world after details from his interview with Piers Morgan went online. It got the attention of the footballing world just before the FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar on Sunday.
In the first part of the interview, Ronaldo talked about his return to Manchester United, his opinion on Ralf Rangnick and criticism from Wayne Rooney.
After the first part of his interview revealed some interesting details, things get spicier in the second part of his outburst at his current situation.
Cristiano Ronaldo Interview Part Two
On lack of respect by Erik Ten Hag
Ronaldo said the team coach Erik Ten Hag doesn’t have any respect for him and he doesn’t respect him back either. He said,“If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never going to have respect for you.”
The forward also said he apologized to his team mates after he walked off during the win over Tottenham, an action for which he was suspended.
On the big money offer from Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo received an offer to play in Saudi Arabia for two seasons for €350 million. He admitted the reports about a Saudi Arabian club making a big money move for him were true. Ronaldo also hit back at the press for implying that no one wanted him in the summer. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said who wouldn’t want a player that scored 32 goals in a year for club and country.
On retiring if Portugal won the World Cup
The Portuguese international spoke about his side’s chances at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and said it is exciting tournament and they would give it their best shot.
He then said that if leads Portugal to World Cup glory he would retire on the spot.
What does he think of Lionel Messi?
The former Real Madrid star said that Lionel Messi is an amazing player and he shares a great professional relationship with him.
He further added that they have mutual respect for one another. Ronaldo stated, “What am I going to say about Messi? A great guy who does great things for football.”