Speaking to our colleagues at France Football following his Ballon D’Or win, Cristiano Ronaldo discussed the recently released Football Leaks series and how the revelations have been affecting him.
“Of course it has ruined my joy! I would be lying if I said no. I am not a hypocrite. I do not always say what I think because sometimes, it brings prejudice against me, but yes it certainly does not do me good (the Football Leaks). The entire process, and there is no need to say where it all started from, is hard not only for me but for the people who are by my side: my family, my son, everyone who works with me. My son goes to school. He is starting to understand things. All of this upsets me, because I am trying to do things well, to be transparent.”
“All you have to do is type Cristiano Ronaldo on the internet and you know everything about me. I have no reason to lie. Everything is written about me, about my fiancés… what has come out upsets me. Because it is not true. The lies upset me. But I am a bit used to it, whether people are saying good or bad things about me. You have to live with it.”