Ronaldo snubs Real Madrid in Globe Soccer Awards’ acceptance speech

Cristiano Ronaldo
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are named in The Fifa FifPro World XI during The Best FIFA Football Awards Show on October 23, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Juventus star player Cristiano Ronaldo has ignored his former club while talking about his past achievements during the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards, where he picked up the Best Goal and Best Player awards.

In his acceptance speech for the award, the Portuguese Captain reminisced on how he earned quite a few individual trophies and his desire to win more titles with Juventus. He cleverly changed the subject when it came to mentioning Real Madrid

“2018 was a tough year, but I managed to win many trophies, like the (UEFA) Champions League, and it was amazing. What happened in 2018 is now in the past, I’m a person that is motivated by new challenges, and I dream about winning many trophies with my new team, Juventus. I plan on winning as many trophies as I can with them,” CR7 said in a statement obtained by Livesoccer TV.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Jose Mourinho is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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Ronaldo also registered his displeasure with FIFA executives that favored Egyptian Mohammed Sallah’s goal for Puskas Award ahead of his bicycle kick against Juventus last season.

“I see that those who understand this sport realize how hard it is to score a goal such as this one. I have scored nearly 700 goals in my career, and that one is by far the best. The only downside is that I scored it against my current team,”CR7 added.