Cristiano Ronaldo must have known that Dani Alves and Gerard Pique would issue a swift response after his comments following Real Madrid’s emphatic 5-1 victory over Sporting Dijon on Sunday night.
The Portuguese superstar, who finished second behind Lionel Messi in the voting for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or last week, was asked by a reporter if it was tiring that all Alves and Pique seem to do is talk about him.
He replied - per 101 Great Goals - by saying: “It’s normal. Because who ever talks about Cris gets the cover page the next day!”
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Alves has now responded in typical Alves fashion on Twitter. Cristiano’s comments clearly put his back up.
The Brazilian full-back posted a bunch of crying-with-laughter emojis and the words "Buenos días" - or, “Good Morning”. In the same tweet he posted an image of every trophy he’s won at Barcelona - and there’s an awful lot of them.
Alves' trophy haul is far superior to Ronaldo's
Alves has won 21 trophies since arriving at the Camp Nou in 2008 - five of which were secured in 2015 alone.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, has won a total of seven trophies since he arrived at Real Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009.
Ronaldo probably should have won a few more trophies
The three-time Ballon d’Or winner may have scored a ridiculous 340 goals in 326 appearances for Los Blancos, but it could be argued that he has underachieved in terms of team trophies won.
One La Liga title in six-and-a-half years was not quite what Florentino Perez was hoping for when he shelled out a record-breaking £80 million fee for the world-class forward - but the player would argue that he has done as much as he can during that period of time.
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