Cristiano Ronaldo has said he chose to leave Real Madrid for Juventus in the wake of detecting that the Spanish club’s president Florentino Perez never again considered him to be being “essential”.
“I felt inside the club, particularly from the president, that I was never again considered similarly as I was toward the starting,” Ronaldo said in a meeting with France Football magazine.
“For the initial four or five years, I felt like Cristiano Ronaldo. Less so after.
“The president looked at me in a way that suggested I was no longer indispensable, if you know what I mean. That is what made me think about leaving”
The 33-year-old Portuguese superstar joined Juventus in a €100 million arrangement in July, finishing a magnificent nine-year relationship with Real.
His last demonstration with the Spanish club was to take part in them winning the Champions League for a third back to back season by beating Liverpool in the final in May.
Be that as it may, Zinedine Zidane withdrew as coach in the wake of that game, something which Ronaldo concedes affirmed to him that it might be time to move on.
“My choice to leave did not depend on him going. All things considered, it was one of the little subtle elements that affirmed to me what I had been pondering the circumstance at the club,” Ronaldo said.
He included that he would “deserve” to win the Ballon d’Or this year, and in doing as such would pass Lionel Messi by taking the honor for a 6th time.
The champ of the prize, granted by France Football, will be declared toward the beginning of December.