Ronaldo’s sadness does not bother me – Mourinho
Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, has finally spoken about Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at the Spanish club. His compatriot, had come to say that he was unhappy at the club for “professional reasons”, and that was why he did not celebrate his brace against Grenada two weeks ago.
However, Mourinho has said he is not bothered about his star player’s comments, so far he continues to play well.
“If Ronaldo is sad and plays like he plays, perfect for me,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday. “I’ll say the same thing: I coach football and my responsibility is our results.
“I have responsibility for the performance of my players. And if something goes wrong, you kill me.
“Ronaldo trains 100 per cent, sometimes he does it good or not, but he’s a team player, always disciplined in training – he’s exemplary.
“I don’t have to worry with things that are superficial and not fundamental.”
The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, also insisted that it is the team’s performance he takes responsibility for, not a single player’s.
“My responsibilities in Ronaldo’s case? I have only a few responsibilities, in the positive performance of the players,” he continued. “As Cristiano is playing well for so many years, the credit is his. I’m just a football coach, with increased responsibility, but nothing more.”
He also said he is not angry with Ronaldo, for going public with his feelings, as the club form’s is a bigger priority.
“It didn’t bother me that Ronaldo came out to mixed zone to expose his personal sadness,” Mourinho added. “I have ambitions at this level of the game and results. Last year we got high on both aspects. And this is what I want this season.
“The match against Barcelona has offset my disappointment in the league, but the Super Cup is history, and is also the least important trophy and we must move on.”
Mourinho also joked that the media had milked the most out of the Portugal international’s comments, as they were bored during the international break.
“These has been two fantastic weeks for the press,” Mourinho jibed. “Without games, without emotion, with these [Ronaldo’s] statements – it’s been perfect for the press.
“But Ronaldo now needs peace, quiet, and to play football, which is what he likes the best, and what he likes to do.”