Cristiano Ronaldo wants fans respect after scoring his 100th UCL goal
Since absconding Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009, where he was cherished and adore by the Red Devils faithful, Cristiano Ronaldo has had difficulties getting along with fans at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Ronaldo is the player opposition fans usually jeers, and he embraces that as he normally shuts them up with his masterful display and goals. But when his own fans start whistling at him, that’s when one you have to hit the pause button to put everything in perspective. On Tuesday evening, the Portuguese attacker was booed throughout the first half before blitzing the Bavarian with three goals, taking his Champions League goals tally to 100.
“I don’t tell them to be quiet, never, I only ask that they do not whistle,” Cristiano Ronaldo revealed in an interview with a Spanish television side reporter after scoring a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich 4-2 in the Bernabeu to reach the semifinals of the Champions League.
Jeering a player that has amassed 395 goals, two Champions League titles and could potentially win the club’s 12th European Cup this campaign is baffling. Someone has to step up and hammer some senses into these cowards Madrid fans. Of course not every fan is against the striker, but the ones that are needs to be banned from the Bernabeu.
Not only did Ronaldo score five goals in both legs against Bayern, but they were decisive goals as well. What does he have to do to earn some respect at the Spanish capital?
Although It may appear that he’s slowing down, Ronaldo has netted an imposing 31 goals this year, and it looks like he’s saving his best for the final stretch of the season.
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Indeed, he’s evolving as a No. 9 each game, but the talismanic forward is finding other ways to dominate matches. When Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant peaked, they started working low post and were effective enough to still average more than 25 points per game, and that’s what Ronaldo is displaying for us.
He doesn’t have to impose his will like few years ago when he shouldered Madrid. With age comes growth, and due to his inability to beat defenders with his once blazing speed and power, Ronaldo is expanding his game.
“I don’t know who doubts Cristiano Ronaldo,” Cristiano Ronaldo said after sinking Bayern Munich.
If he ever becomes the primary No. 9, which he’s destined to be in few years, he’d possibly be the best one we’ve ever seen.
As for Real fans, enjoy this man’s greatness while he still has some oil in the tank because I can assure you that a player like CR7, alongside Lionel Messi are once in a lifetime footballers. Enjoy both while you can, as it is a privilege to watch them play.