Cristiano Ronaldo is optimistic about his future at Real Madrid. The Portugal forward has spoken out for the first time as the speculations seem to intensify by the day.
The 28-year-old forward’s contract at Real terminates at the end of the 2015 La Liga season, but rumours have suggested that he doesn’t consider staying on at the club, after his fallout with former boss Jose Mourinho and also as a result of the dressing room disharmony at the club.
Manchester United are among the number of clubs interested in having Ronaldo should Real decides to cash in on him, while Paris St Germain are also reported to be keen on the Portuguese.
But Los Blancos president Florentino Perez isn’t keen on losing the star player and had earlier this week opined that: “Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid, that is his dream.”
Speaking after Portugal’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying game victory over Russia in Lisbon on Friday, Ronaldo said: “I am well calm and not worried about it. I know we will reach a deal.”
Ronaldo however shrugged off his former manager’s criticism of him, after his country man, Mourinho, accused him of being a ‘Mr. Know All.’
“Do you really think I’m worried about that?” Ronaldo responded to questions about Mourinho’s criticism. “I’m concerned with the national team, that’s what matters most to me. Opinions of others…,”
Ronaldo moved to Madrid from United in the summer of 2009. Having won the league and the Copa del Rey, a trophyless 2012/13 season has given birth to countless of media speculations of an impending move away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.