Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t the type to let anyone take credit for his achievements in football.
That is, of course, apart from himself.
The Real Madrid superstar has declared himself fit ahead of Saturday’s Champions League showdown against city rivals Atletico in Milan despite concerns from the 10-time winners.
And the Portugal striker has been fulfilling his media obligations in the build-up to the mouthwatering contest with Diego Simeone’s Atleti side.
But one thing Ronaldo clearly won’t stand for is dishing out praise where he feels it isn’t merited.
The former Manchester United star was posed a question this week over flopped Madrid boss Rafa Benitez during his short spell at the Bernabeu.
The journalist asked Ronaldo if Benitez – now in charge at Newcastle – tried to help him improve his free-kick technique.
It prompted a reaction of hysterical laughter from CR7, who clearly found the suggestion highly amusing.
You can check it out below.
Eventually Ronaldo, 31, did compose himself, saying: “You can always learn from your coaches. Some things can be learned and not others.
“I saw different things from him than from other coaches, but obviously there are things no one can teach you.
“You’ve either got it or you haven’t. You can get something positive from coaches. I’m not only talking about free kicks but how you strike the ball, how you dribble, but that’s their thing.
“Benitez would say ‘ok.’ There are some things you can’t debate with someone else because you think differently, so you just say thanks and that’s it.”
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