Cristiano Ronaldo still unhappy with Rafa

Cristiano ronaldo at Real Madrid
Cristiano ronaldo happy at Real Madrid

MADRID, Sporting Alert – He continues to do his job and work hard, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still not happy with certain things at Real Madrid.

The Portugal international is apparently still unhappy with the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti, who be believed did a wonderful job during his time in charge and he is finding it hard to get along with new boss Rafa Benitez.

Recent reports claimed Ronaldo and Benitez exchanged heated words during pre-season training after the new boss disallowed a goal he scored during the session.

In fact, it is understood the pair fired burning exchanges three times already this summer and the tensions in the camp between the two are getting slightly out of hand.

However, Benitez recently played down the media reports, saying that his relationship with Ronaldo is fine.

The former Liverpool boss added he doesn’t mind people getting angry once they are doing their job.

“My relationship with him is good,” said Benitez.

“When someone gets angry during a training session, but then does their job, there’s no problem, it’s fine.”

Despite the difference of opinion, Ronaldo has featured in all three of Real Madrid friendly games in pre-season so far, with the latest being against former club Inter Milan in China on Monday.

Still, the forward remains unsettled as his struggles to adjust with life under Benitez deepens.


The forward, who has worked with the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Ancelotti, has been unhappy with the way training has been going under Benitez, reports in Spain also said.

The Portugal captain has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain all summer, but both clubs have denied making any approach for his service.

Sport reported over the weekend that Real Madrid rejected a €120m offer from PSG for Ronaldo, with the Spanish club’s president Florentino Perez telling the French big spenders, no deal earlier this month.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, although revealing the English Premier League club needs a big name signing this summer, denied having the kind of spending freedom to bring in a player such as the 30-yea-old.

Reporting by WALTER-HOYOS

Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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