Cristiano Ronaldo’s unrelenting and unrivalled desire to be the best can sometimes backfire.
And, by his lofty standards, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner is actually suffering quite a barren season in front of goal.
Ronaldo has ~only~ struck 26 times in 34 appearances in all competitions and showed his frustration against Athletic Bilbao after another blank in front of goal.
According to the expert lip readers at Marca, the 32-year-old subtly vented his anger at manager Zinedine Zidane when he was substituted in the 79th minute.
Ronaldo allegedly can be seen saying ‘Why me? F*** off’ when realising Zidane was replacing him with Isco.
Real were 2-1 up at the time, but the former Manchester United man evidently couldn’t comprehend a more defensive move from his manager.
The ploy paid off though, with Los Blancos holding on for a battling and crucial win that takes them five points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Zidane, however, has since jumped to the defence of his star player.
In his post-match interview, the French great said: “Cristiano can be taken off once in a while, it’s no problem.
“He was happy with the win.”
All happy families, then.
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