StoryCristiano Ronaldo in a phase of pain following tax fraud allegations

Lille’s sporting director Luis Campos believes that Cristiano Ronaldo will take some time to get over the recent allegation of tax fraud from the Spanish authorities.

The Real Madrid superstar is due to assess his future once he returns from Confederations Cup duty with Portugal.

Ronaldo has been in the form of his life over the past year or so after having enjoyed Euro 2016 success with Portugal following which he guided Los Blancos to a Champions League and La Liga double – the first time they have achieved this feat since 1958.Despite this, there is a sense of disappointment for the four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is disappointed at how his image has been spoiled due to the claims that he has failed to file his tax returns.

Campos, who is a close friend to Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, feels Ronaldo will take a sensible decision on his future once he rejoins Los Blancos. He adds that the player is concentrated on his present duties with Portugal vying to secure their first ever Confederations Cup title.

He told Telefoot: “The situation with Real Madrid is a little tender, which is normal. But Cristiano will have to take time to take the correct decision, I’m sure. I’ve spoken with him. Ronaldo is someone who is concentrated on his work. No-one thinks that he’s the one who files his own tax return. At the beginning, he was very surprised and now he’s in a phase of pain that will pass. He wants to give a good image of himself to the world, and at the moment that’s a bit complicated.”

Ronaldo netted two goals during the group phase of the Confederations Cup, and his nation will now take on Copa America holders Chile in the semi-final of the coveted tournament on June 28.