The forward is still refusing to talk about the former Real Madrid coach, but had words of praise for new Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti
Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to speak about Jose Mourinho following recent comments in the press from the former Real Madrid boss, suggesting his compatriot is “not worth it”.
The new Chelsea manager struck a nerve with the forward when he said he was not the ‘real’ Ronaldo earlier in August, with the Santiago Bernabeu star subsequently ruffled but wanting to stay out of a public slinging match.
Although Mourinho has since sought to clarify the issue, saying his initial quotes were blown out of proportion, Ronaldo is still refusing to answer questions regarding his fellow Portuguese.
“I will not mention the name of that person [Mourinho],” he said to reporters following Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Netherlands, in which he scored a late equaliser. “He’s not worth it.”
Ronaldo did, however, laud his current Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti and says he is hoping that Madrid can complete La Decima and win back the Primera Division title from Barcelona this season.
“Ancelotti is a great coach, a great man and I am very happy to work with him,” he added.
“We will try to win La Liga and the Champions League. It is difficult but this team is good, we have a great coach and we will try to make it happen.”
Real Madrid kick off their 2013-14 campaign against Real Betis on Sunday.
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Oezil: How They’ll Work Together Under Ancelotti (bleacherreport.com)