Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Ronaldo walk out on media during Champions league press conference yesterday
Ronaldo broke the competition’s record for the most goals scored in the group stage this season when he hit 11, and is also the Champions League’s all-time top scorer with 88 goals in 121 appearances.
The Real Madrid and Portuguese forward was unhappy when asked why he had not scored on the road since Real Madrid’s 2-0 La Liga victory at Eibar on 29 November.
The player said,
“Who else has scored more goals away from home than me since I arrived in Spain?” said Ronaldo. “Name one player who has scored more than me?
“No answer? OK. Thank you everyone,” he added, before excusing himself from the press conference.
Christiano Ronaldo has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season – 21 at home and 11 away. He has featured in four away games for Real since his goal against Eibar without finding the net, struggling to shine in recent La Liga matches against Real Betis and Granada.
“It’s understandable that people have doubts,” Ronaldo had said earlier. “It’s like with a son when you give him everything and then when you take it away, he cries. I hope I can keep this ‘bad form’ up until the season’s end.”
This week Zinedine Zidane reaffirmed Ronaldo’s importance to Real after he scored twice in a 4-2 win over Spanish giant Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabéu on Saturday.
The manager will hope Ronaldo can get his first away goal since November against a Roma side who conceded 16 goals in the group stage, more than any other team who reached the last 16.
“Cristiano is very important on the wing because when he attacks one on one he’s very good, he’s very hard to defend against,” The Real Madrid manager Zidane said when ask.