Cristiano Ronaldo: From sadness to bliss in five months

"I'm sad." Cristiano Ronaldo surprised with these statements in the press zone after the 3-0 match against Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, when he scored two goals (the firsts in the current Spanish League) and did not celebrate any. In front of the media explained why. Today, 18 matches after that confession (one whole round), the situation has changed completely.

Cristiano Ronaldo happy after scoring a goal with Real Madrid jersey
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo felt unloved by the white club after not being supported in the UEFA Awards (Emilio Butragueño and the manager Pedro Lopez accompanied him) and talked about it with Florentino Perez, with whom he had a tense meeting. The President alluded to Messi, asking Cristiano Ronaldo to bring the money to sign the Argentine what left him sad. But the Portuguese star has passed from sadness to bliss in five months with extreme professionalism. Since then he has supported the team with 29 goals (19 Spanish League goals, 6 in Champions League competition and 4 in Spanish Cup matches) in 28 games, is more committed than ever in the team and the Bernabeu fans cheer him (asking for the Golden Ball). As an example, the first leg of the Spanish Cup quarterfinal match against Valencia: Guaita saved two shots from Cristiano and the Bernabeu shouted: "Cristiano, Cristiano¡". That day, as he confessed, was one of his happiest days in white.

The Portuguese, who in three and a half seasons has scored 179 goals in 177 matches, is still without renewing. He has a contract until 2015 and does not plan to extend it. "I want to finish my contract, then I do not know what will happen," he told FIFA.com. While Real Madrid does not resolve the situation, the fans are in no doubt: 81% of them think that renewing Cristiano Ronaldo is essential.

Today Cristiano Ronaldo will have another chance to increase his record. He has not trained for the last two days, but was called up by Mourinho to face Granada at Los Carmenes Stadium -10 pm CET- (Kaka was left off the list). Mourinho knows he does not need rest at this moment, happiness cures all.

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