Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the reason why he decided to leave Real Madrid in the summer for the Italian champions.
The Portugal international has shockingly left the Spanish giants after a nine-year association with the club after winning three consecutive Champions League trophies.
And now the former Manchester United star has made it clear that he opted to leave because club president Florentino Perez started looking at him differently.
Speaking to France Football, the 33-year-old has openly revealed that the club started to treat him unfairly.
“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” Ronaldo said.
“In the first four or five years there I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’. Less afterwards.”
“The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them if you know what I mean.”
“That’s what made me think about leaving. Sometimes I’d look at the news, where they were saying I was asking to leave.”
“There was a bit of that but the truth is I always had the impression the president would not hold me back. If it had all been about money, I’d have moved to China, where I would have earned five times as much than here [at Juventus] or at Real.”
“I did not come to Juve for the money. I earned the same in Madrid, if not more. The difference is that, at Juve, they really wanted me. They told me that and made it clear.”
Ronaldo helped Los Blancos to win 15 titles including four Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles.
The Portugal captain has also managed to win four Ballon d’Or during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.