Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid this summer in a move which shocked his fans all around the World. The Portuguese superstar won three consecutive Champions League at Real Madrid before considering to make a move to Italian Giants Juventus. The real reasons behind Ronaldo’s exit were never unveiled and the club always said he wanted to leave but in an exclusive interview to France Football, Ronaldo has revealed the reasons behind his exit.
“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” said Cristiano Ronaldo.
“In the first four or five years there, I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. It changed afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean. That’s what made me think about leaving,” revealed Cristiano.
Ronaldo also revealed that he knew if he would ask to leave the President won’t ask him to stay and this is what exactly happened.
“Sometimes I’d look at the news, where they were saying I was asking to leave. There was a bit of that, but the truth is that I always had the impression that the president would not hold me back.”
“If it had all been about money, I’d have moved to China, where I would have earned five times as much than here [at Juventus] or at Real. I did not come to Juve for the money. I earned the same in Madrid, if not more. The difference is that, at Juve, they really wanted me. They told me that and made it clear. They showed me that.”
Ronaldo was asked if the departure of Zidane influenced his decision to leave. Ronaldo replied:
“My decision to leave was not based on his departure.”