Ron Wants Spain
Cristiano Ronaldo has been unhappy with press coverage for some time, but this weekend he finally came out all guns blazing against the media! His most difficult times of his life, when his father died and when he had rape allegations against him, were far too well publicised for his liking.
Speaking of his fathers death, Ronaldo said â€œIt was front page news for four straight days. That hurt me and my family. We needed silence and they made an uproar,â€ the 21-year-old said in an interview published on Saturday in daily Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias.
One month after his father's death, Ronaldo was questioned by British police following allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a London hotel. The player did not face charges due to insufficient evidence.
â€œRegarding the rape story, everyone published the news that I was going to be accused on their front page, but when I was rehabilitated the news was buried inside the newspapers, in small letters,â€ he said.
â€œIt is obvious that the death of my father influenced everything. Suddenly I found myself doing unjust things. Sometimes I just felt like saying: 'Leave me alone for a bit! Don't force me to be a good little boy right now!'.â€
â€œI knew that the pain would pass and for that to happen the most important thing was for me to continue my work. But it was a difficult phase in my life.â€
Ronny is now back to his best, and looking forward to the World Cup!