Ruud Van Nistelrooy flat out denies the comments made by Fabio Capello that he snitched on his teammates for the dressing room smelling of alcohol.
Italian tactician Fabio Capello has been lifting the lid on his time as Real Madrid boss.
The former England manager insists that Ronaldo Nazario was the greatest talent he ever coached, but his lifestyle impacted the dressing room.
In an interview with Sky Sport Italia, he even insists that Dutch legend Ruud Van Nistelrooy snitched on his teammates about it.
“The greatest talent I ever coached was Ronaldo.”
“But at the same time, he was the player who created the most problems for me in the dressing room.”
“He used to throw parties and all sorts of stuff.”
“Once, Van Nistelrooy came to me and said, ‘coach, the dressing room smells like alcohol’.”
Now the former Manchester United man has hit back vehemently denying what Capello said.
He took to Twitter to give his version of events.
Van Nistelrooy said:
“Based on some statements attributed to Fabio Capello, pointing out that I, in his day, told him that the wardrobe of Real Madrid “smelled of alcohol” I want to flatly deny such claims.”
“That wardrobe from the first day showed maximum professionalism.”
“From the first to the last teammate we work and defend the club’s coat of arms in a comprehensive and professional manner.”
The question now is who is telling the truth?
Van Nistelrooy has a history of aggravating his teammates and saying shall we say rather provocative things.
Especially to those who threaten his position as the top striker. Who remembers his crossed words with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United?
Capello on the other hand only managed one trophy while at Los Blancos for a turbulent year, and maybe looking for an excuse or two.
The jury is out, but what do you think?
Perhaps the only certain truth from this debate is the fact that Ronaldo Nazario is one of football’s greatest ever talents.