Cristiano Ronaldo deserves more respect from Real Madrid fans, says Kaka

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When you score 354 goals in 338 appearances for your side you expect to become a bit of a club legend - or, at the very least, a fan favourite.

Unfortunately for Cristiano Ronaldo, some Real Madrid fans don’t appreciate everything that he has done for their team.

The Portuguese superstar has been under scrutiny by some this season and has been subjected to some boos in the recent months.


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The Real Madrid captain has scored 41 goals in 38 matches this season but it’s his behaviour off the pitch that has been questioned.

Madrid chiefs are reportedly getting increasingly frustrated with his constant travelling to Morocco to see his close friend Badr Hari.

Ronaldo's rant

And then, following their 1-0 defeat in the Madrid derby, Ronaldo launched an astonishing attack on his teammates.

"If everyone was at my level, maybe we would be leaders,” he was quoted as saying by The Mirror after the loss at the Bernabeu.

"For all you guys [reporters] it seems I am s***, if I listen to what the press say. The statistics are there," he added.

Kaka's views

Since then, some fans have turned on their skipper but former Madrid midfielder Kaka insists that the supporters are wrong for their attitude towards him.

“Cristiano is a great player, I am not just talking about his quality, but in terms of what he has contributed to Madrid,” the Brazilian told Cadena Cope, per Daily Mail.

“I would like to see the fans have more respect for Cristiano for what he has done for this club.

“Sometimes I hear whistles against Cristiano and it's not good after all he has done,” he added.

Kaka spent four seasons at Madrid, helping them to win the league in 2012. The midfielder, who is currently playing for MLS outfit Orlando City, was also the last person to win the Ballon d’Or before the dominance of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Thanks to all of his goals, Ronaldo has helped Madrid to La Liga and Champions League trophies during his seven seasons in the Spanish capital.

Linked with a move

He is contracted at the club until the end of the 2017/18 campaign but has been linked with moves to both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United before his deal expires.

However, despite criticising the Real Madrid fans, Kaka believes Ronaldo should remain at the club.

“I recommend that he stays in Madrid. The proportion that things happen there is very big, on both sides,” he added.

“If things do go well the proportion is big, but if they don't then it's also still big.”

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