Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is a “idiot,” according to leaked audio.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez slammed Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, and agent Jorge Mendes in leaked audio discussions broadcast by a Spanish news outlet.
El Confidencial, a Spanish publication, has obtained hacked audio conversations from 2012 in which Real Madrid president Florentino Perez refers to Cristiano Ronaldo as a “idiot” and criticizes Jose Mourinho and his agent Jorge Mendes. Perez was previously recorded criticizing former Madrid players Iker Casillas and Raul Gonzalez, according to the same publication.
These audio files are said to date from 2012, when Ronaldo was a member of Real Madrid following his £80 million transfer from Manchester United.
During the 2011-12 season, he scored 46 goals in 38 La Liga games, breaking the club record for most goals scored in a single season.
But it didn’t stop Perez, the club’s president since 2009 – his second stint at the helm – from slamming Ronaldo in secret tapes obtained by El Confidencial.
“He’s insane,” Perez said of Ronaldo. This individual is a moron and a sick person.
“You believe this guy is normal, but he isn’t. He wouldn’t do what he does if he were.
“Why do you suppose he did the last foolish thing he did that everyone saw?”
The context of Perez’s words is unclear, and it’s unclear whether he’s applauding Ronaldo for being such a great player.
Perez extended his criticism of the Portuguese by criticizing his agent, Mendes, who also handles former Real Madrid manager Mourinho’s interests.
Mourinho was the club’s manager at the time, and he led them to the La Liga title in 2012, winning the league with 100 points.
“Mendes has nothing to do with [Ronaldo].” He doesn’t deal with Mourinho in the same way. For the interviews, too. Perez went on to say, “Nothing.”
“They’re both spoiled – the coach and him – and they don’t see the reality, since they could both make a lot more money if they did things differently.
“They’re both unusual because we’re dealing with a significant sum of money.”
Florentino Perez responded to the leaked tapes in a post on Real Madrid’s website, saying: “The released remarks were part of talks secretly recorded by Mr. José Antonio Abellán, who has been trying to sell the recordings for many years without success.”
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