Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Breaks Silence On Erik ten Hag Snubbing Him Against Man City
Erik ten Hag deciding to bring on Ronaldo in the last 3 minutes of the match against Tottenham clearly contradicts him claim of respect for Ronaldo as the Portuguese finally says his mind in an interview with Morgan.
The former Real Madrid man in anger stormed out of the pitch against Tottenham after feeling disrespected by the manager who decided to put him on the pitch for the final minutes.
Although admitting he might have made a mistake by leaving the Stadium, Ronaldo also validated his anger by referencing to the game against Manchester City and the comments from the manager to why he was left out.
“Excuses, I see excuses. I saw many things that, I don’t want to criticize him. He can have different opinion than me,” the 37-year-old said.
“They [Erik ten Hag] choose the players that they think is better for the team. I respect that but excuses all the time you know; the excuses have short legs, cannot excuse all the time, which is the thing that doesn’t make sense.
“Okay, you don’t put me on against Manchester City because of respect of your [Ronaldo’s] career and you want to put me on for three minutes against Tottenham. It doesn’t make sense.
“If the coach wants to give me five minutes, if someone injured or if they really need me, I will help. But in that way [against Spurs] I felt provoked not only because of that game, but before.
Cristiano Ronaldo on being suspended after leaving the Spurs game: “I think it was a strategy from the club for me to react that way. I was very, very, very, very disappointed in the communication of Manchester United.”
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