Cristiano Ronaldo is spoiled, cocky and arrogant - Jose Joaquin Brotons

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El Pardido de las 12 journalist Jose Joaquin Brotons has taken a very public swipe at Cristiano Ronaldo following his actions in Real Madrid's 3-0 win against Almeria on Wednesday night.

The Portuguese superstar let his frustrations get the better of him at the Santiago Bernabeu in midweek as his personal struggles in front of goal continued.

Ronaldo drew another blank against Sergi Barjuan's side, meaning he's now scored just one goal in his past five games in all competitions, and his irritation was clear for everyone to see after a number of acts of petulance.

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The 30-year-old's petty behaviour was described as unreasonable during a recent Cadena COPE show, with his numerous gestures of discontent deemed completely unnecessary by Brotons.

"He's a spoiled, cocky and arrogant child. His behaviour is unacceptable," he said.

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Ronaldo is frequently seen waving his arms around in exasperation or puffing his cheeks when things aren't going his way, but given the fact that Carlo Ancelotti's side are just two points behind Barcelona in the race for the Spanish title, he really doesn't have much reason to be feeling sorry for himself.

With four games remaining in La Liga, one slip-up from Luis Enrique's team will present Real Madrid with an opportunity to claim their first domestic title since 2012, so they need all their players pulling in the right direction to give themselves the best possible chance of achieving that goal.

The defence of their Champions League crown is still alive and kicking too, with Los Blancos preparing for the first leg of their semi-final showdown with Juventus next week.

Madridistas will be hoping that their fleet-footed forward can rediscover his form between now and the end of the campaign in order to bring an abrupt end to his latest strop.

However, fellow journalist Manolo Lama doesn't think there is any problem with Ronaldo's conduct, and leapt to the defence of the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner.

"He's a guy who lives for his football, who demands so much from himself, but at no moment has shown a lack of respect for his team-mates," he said. "Cristiano gets annoyed if he hasn't scored, not because one of his colleagues has. He's happy when his team is winning, but also, more so when he's scored too."

What do you make of Cristiano Ronaldo's recent behaviour? Is the Real Madrid star being misinterpreted or does he need to change his attitude? Have your say below…

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