Wenger praises 'super' Ronaldo

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be successful wherever he plays - in any country, at whatever club, and, in any position - according to Arsene Wenger.

The Arsenal boss voiced his opinion on the Portuguese star in his Eurosport column, in light of recent revelations the 27-year-old is unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo has made clear his dissatisfaction is not money related, instead citing "professional reasons", but has so far refrained from going into further details, prompting a raft of speculation about his future.

When asked about the possible reasons behind his sadness, Wenger intimated that the player's discontent could purely be down to the fact he is not deemed the best in the world, thanks to the exploits of Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

"When you talk about Ronaldo, no matter where he goes, he wins things and at the end of the season scores 50 goals," explained the Frenchman.

"Cristiano is a super player and these type of players often have great aspirations and strong egos, because they are not satisfied with being just average.

"They want to be the best in the world and there is a price to pay for that. They have a certain aura which surrounds them and at times this distracts from the rest of the team.

 Ronaldo in action against Rayo Vallecano on Monday. (©GettyImages)



"All the great players love being in the spotlight, and when the spotlight is on just one player, the other players can't be happy. The media chooses who to focus on and the others suffer."

Ronaldo's unhappiness has not affected his form, though, the Madrid striker has scored six goals in just eight appearances so far this season.

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