StoryCristiano Ronaldo reveals reason behind Real Madrid departure

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he decided to pursue a fresh challenge away from Real Madrid after the way he was treated by club president Florentino Perez. The 33-year-old made the surprise move from Los Blancos to Juventus during the summer transfer window and he has now explained the prime reason behind the decision.

Speaking to France Football, Ronaldo said that Perez was partly responsible for the decision to move on after the Spaniard acknowledged that the club would not block his proposed exit from the Bernabeu, he quipped: “The truth is that the president wanted me, but at the same time he let me know that my departure would not be a problem. I achieved a lot of good things at Madrid and had some incredible times there, which I will remember forever, with some incredibly valuable team-mates. The fans also.But I believe that after nine years there, the time had come for me to change club and to move.”

Meanwhile, speaking on the prospect of a sixth Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo said that he does not have an obsession for the prestigious accolade, though he would like to win the trophy and create a piece of footballing history, he added: “I’ve said many times, winning a sixth Ballon d’Or is not an obsession. I know deep down that I am one of the best players in history. Of course, I want to win that sixth Ballon D’Or! It would be a lie to tell you otherwise.”

“Ronaldo made a slow start to proceedings with Juventus after failing to score in three straight Serie A matches.“
However, he has since found his feet with seven goals coming from the seven league games thereafter. Aside from his goals, he
“has also been impressive“
with his distribution skills and has bagged four assists during the same period.

Juventus return to Serie A action this weekend with a home game against Cagliari and they will be expectant to secure the three points. The Bianconeri are currently leading the league standings with a six-point to both Inter Milan and Napoli.