Ronaldo non-committal on Real future

The Portugal captain suggested he did not know what would happen in the coming seasons of his career but indicated that he is happy at the Santiago Bernabeu for now

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has indicated that he is currently happy at the club, but refused to commit his future to the Spanish giants amid talk of a possible return to Manchester United.

The 30-year-old recently became Real’s record goalscorer, overtaking Raul, and there have been an increasing number of reports linking the forward with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with United and Paris Saint-Germain touted as possible destinations. 

And, speaking to the Efe Agency, Ronaldo refused to dampen the speculation by committing his future to Real, insisting that he is happy in the Spanish capital at the moment but indicating that he is unsure what will happen in the coming years. 

“At this moment, I’m happy playing for Real Madrid but I don’t know what will happen in my future. I must choose the way that make me happy,” he said.

With Real currently level on points with rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga, Ronaldo revealed his hatred of losing, suggesting that the desire to be the best drives him on.

“I can’t accept a defeat, I get very angry. I shout and say stupid things and then I regret. In my mind, I’m always the best. I think that this is key for all people that want to be the best,” the 30-year-old continued. 

Ronaldo, who is once again vying for the Ballon d’Or prize with Lionel Messi, scored in Real’s 3-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday, though his form this season has not been as spectacular as usual, trailing the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski in the European goal charts. 

But the Portugal captain insisted that he is not fazed by doubters, suggesting that the naysayers motivate him to improve.

“I try to see the best part of haters. They encourage me. I don’t need them but they aren’t my enemies. They are part of this business”. 

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