Cristiano Ronaldo would be worried about the attitude of his teammates at Manchester United, their lack of work and professionalism.
The annoyance of Cristiano Ronaldo spreads every day a little more in the English press. Thursday, the Portuguese striker also publicly invited his teammates to move. “I say that we still have a lot to do because, for me, the most important thing is the mentality, he launched in an interview with Sky Sports. Look at yourself and say: ‘I can do better’. For that you are professional, help the team, have the right mentality, be self-directed and positive. All these details are up to you, not the coaches, the fans or the press. If you are proud of yourself and have dignity , you have to do it a lot more.”
The only player to do extra work
These statements are an extension of the state of mind of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who works on his physical condition after each training session. According to the Daily Mail, the Portuguese is baffled that his teammates aren’t doing the same. Ronaldo has complained, privately, of being the only player in the squad to go to the gym to do extra work before and after training at Carrington. He also allegedly implied that young players were very unreceptive to his advice.
“If I give you advice, even if you are younger than me, if you don’t implement that in your everyday life, it will be difficult, he said. I will be the first to help. But if you don’t want my help, do your job, seek yourself, do your best to help the team I can talk all day with a person, but if it does not come from inside you , it’s impossible. When I was 18, 19, 20, some older players talked to me, but I said, ‘Cristiano, you have to improve.'”
The attitude of the rest of the team worries him to the point of seeing rumors of a departure flourish. Workaholic, the 36-year-old striker (14 goals in 22 games this season) said he could see himself playing well beyond 40. After 19 days, Manchester United are seventh in the Premier League.