A frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo was filmed telling his Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema “We all sh*t ourselves” in the minutes after their 2-1 defeat to Barcelona on Sunday night.
The Portuguese superstar was quoted as using the relatively tame expletive in his native tongue by Spanish newspaper Sport, who believe Ronaldo was referring to the surprising way in which Real Madrid failed to perform in the second half.
Los Blancos ended the first half on top after Ronaldo had levelled the scores following an exquisite Benzema back-heel, but Carlo Ancelotti’s men struggled to make the most of their momentum and failed to muster a response after Luis Suarez had put Barcelona ahead for the second time after 56 minutes.
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Ronaldo's recent behaviour is a concern
Sport add that Ronaldo’s behaviour has been a little questionable in recent weeks - noting the incident where he allegedly told Real Madrid fans to ‘f**k off’ - while claiming that the three-time Ballon d’Or winner has yet to rediscover his best form despite what Ancelotti might insist in his press conferences.
It’s true that Ronaldo, who was booked for diving against Barcelona, has only managed to show glimpses of his world-class talent since winning the 2014 Ballon d’Or in January.
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Ronaldo is clearly frustrated
The 30-year-old was 12 goals ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the race for the Pichichi back in December, but now trails the Argentina international.
Ronaldo’s on-pitch performances may have been affected by his recent break-up with model Irina Shayk, while Real Madrid’s loss of form as a team has also coincided with his own dip.
The former Manchester United star lives to score goals and is clearly desperate to finish the season above Messi as La Liga’s top scorer.
Should Real Madrid sell Ronaldo?
This was evident in Real Madrid’s recent 2-0 win over Levante, in which he looked visibly frustrated after his under-pressure teammate Gareth Bale scored both goals from Ronaldo shots.
Both have even claimed that Real Madrid should consider selling Ronaldo, who has scored a ridiculous 294 goals in 286 appearances, for the good of the team.
Real Madrid fans: would you sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer? Would it benefit the club? Have your say in the comments below!