Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to apologise for his pissed off response to Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton, as a substitute urging his team-mates to really feel equally as disenchanted by such a outcome.
Ronaldo didn’t begin the recreation and as a substitute got here off the bench shortly earlier than Andros Townsend struck an equaliser and celebrated with the Utd man’s well-known Siuuu cry. After the match, cameras caught Ronaldo screaming at himself as he stormed down the tunnel.
When requested why he reacted like that, Ronaldo insisted the rationalization was apparent: his crew did not win the match.
“I don’t like to lose,” he informed Sky Sports. “[It was a] draw? Draw – but for me, to draw against Everton – who have my whole respect – at home is like a loss. Maybe I’m thinking wrong, but this is the way I motivate myself and win stuff during my career and I play for the most important clubs in the world.
“Criticism will at all times exist right here. I’m not hiding from that and, to be sincere, I actually do not care as a result of I do know soccer is like that. My reactions are what I really feel at that second. Most of the time after I speak it is very, very constructive however generally, relying on the recreation, possibly you say issues that you do not agree or no matter nevertheless it’s me.
“Everyone knows me. I’ve always been like that; I’m not going to change now with my age. I will always give 100% for this club and my reactions is part of what I am. I don’t want to hurt anybody. I know there will be eyes on me because of what I am, what I achieve, what I win.
“They do not wish to give me credit score for the good issues; they’re at all times going to seek out the unhealthy issues however for me it is not an issue. Life’s a continuing lesson and I nonetheless be taught with my errors, attempting to enhance the subsequent recreation.”
Ronaldo also took the chance to reveal that he turned down the opportunity to sign an initiation song upon his return to Old Trafford, instead opting to give a rousing speech about his vision for the club.
“I mentioned what I felt in that second: that I’m right here to win issues,” Ronaldo said. “Manchester United is an indication [of] profitable issues and I’m not right here for holidays. I mentioned to them I see enormous potential on this crew; very younger gamers, gamers with potential, and I’m right here to win and to assist the crew to construct new stuff.
“I didn’t sing because I told them that I sang a few years ago! But it was good. The boys, they understand me, it was a good speech and I was happy that night.”