True champions never break! Defiant Cristiano Ronaldo breaks his silence on Instagram after Juventus’ elimination from the Champions League, insisting his focus is already on the quest for the Serie A title and Coppa Italia final.
- Rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future swirled since Tuesday’s departure
- Spanish reports claim the Portuguese wants to return to Real Madrid this summer
- But Ronaldo wrote a lengthy defiant post on his Instagram on Saturday.
- The 36-year-old was charged with Porto’s decisive second goal against Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed rumors about his future by insisting his entire focus is on finishing the season strong with Juventus.
Andrea Pirlo’s team crashed in the Champions League in the knockout stage of the weekend, losing to Porto on away goals after extra time.
Ronaldo was blamed for Porto’s second goal as he turned his back on the defensive wall and in the days that followed, the great Portuguese has been linked with a return to Real Madrid this summer, but posted a challenging message on Instagram on Saturday.
Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo posted a challenge message on Instagram on Saturday
The 36-year-old was accused of turning his back on the defensive wall against Porto on Tuesday.
Along with a photo of him in training, Ronaldo said: ‘More important than how many falls you take in life is how fast and how hard you get back on your feet … True champions never break! !
‘Our focus is already on Cagliari, on the Serie A fight, on the Italian Cup final and on everything we can still achieve this season.
“It is true that the past belongs to museums (I should say!), But fortunately, football has a memory … and so do I!
‘History cannot be erased, it is written every day with endurance, team spirit, perseverance and a lot of hard work.
Ronaldo turned his back to the wall when Sergio Oliveira scored a low free kick in extra time
‘And those who do not understand this, will never achieve glory and success #finoallafine’
The latest Spanish media reports claim that Ronaldo is eager to return to Real Madrid this summer, with Juve set to sell for just £ 25 million.
The 36-year-old joined the Italian champions of the Spanish team in a £ 88 million deal in 2018, hoping to lead his new team to a Champions League title, something that has eluded them since 1996. .
Ronaldo’s £ 28 million annual salary makes him one of the top earners on Andrea Pirlo’s team
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (R) won three Champions League titles alongside Ronaldo (L)
But since joining, they have been eliminated by Ajax, Lyon and now Porto.
His salary of £ 28 million a year means he is the top earner at the club and the report adds that that could lead to Juventus ditching him this summer.
Ronaldo helped guide Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid to four Champions League titles in five seasons, as well as leading the club to two LaLiga titles during his nine-year tenure, in which he scored 450 goals in 438 appearances across competitions.