Cristiano Ronaldo fancies himself as a military general
Crocked Real Madrid star’s pompous message of support to Portugal squad
We know that arrogance isn’t usually a trait you would associate with Cristiano Ronaldo but it seems his big head has got the better of him on this occasion. The self-appointed king/saviour/general of the Portuguese people/national team has felt the need to release a statement ahead of Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against Malta tonight.
The statement reads like a memo from a First World War general who would ruddy well love to go over the top with all you chaps but unfortunately has some pressing paperwork to deal with. Read it in full after the jump.
The statement read: “I wished with all my heart to fight for Portugal with you all, but as you know an untimely injury prevents me from doing so [he has been advised to rest his ankle].
“Your great challenge for this evening is to play a great game to take us to the South Africa World Cup; mine is to recover as soon as possible to help my team, Real Madrid, and our national team to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
“I have to fight to recover because I believe that’s the best thing I can do to help the national team whenever it needs me. I want you to know that my heart will be with you in every minute of tonight’s game and that I will be proud of your efforts, just like everyone else in Portugal will be.
“I wish you all the best.”