Updates from Saturday, Sept. 6
Ronaldo took to Twitter to defend his comments, saying that he was misquoted, that he was behind team president Florentino Perez 100 percent and that Madrid have a big plan:
Mis declaraciones se han malinterpretado. Ayer escuché a mi Presi y estoy con él al 100%.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 6, 2014
Los nuevos compañeros son top! y con ellos hemos completado una gran plantilla. Vamos a por todas! Un abrazo y Hala Madrid!— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 6, 2014
The Portugal forward suggested that while he supports Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, he might have done things a little differently.
As it is, Real Madrid have brought in James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos, Keylor Navas and Javier Hernandez in notable deals, but they let Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso go, as well as young striker Alvaro Morata.
Here's what Ronaldo said, per Dermot Corrigan:
Ronaldo today on Madrid's summer business: "I dont want to say what I think, but if I was in charge, maybe I would do things differently."— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 1, 2014
Ronaldo: "If [Florentino] thinks best thing team is sign these players & let go those who left then we must respect & support decision"— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 1, 2014
Ronaldo: "I cannot always say what I think because tomorrow I will be on the front of the papers and I do not want that." D'oh...— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) September 1, 2014
Still, any way you slice it, Real Madrid's team this year doesn't look too shabby. Despite a 4-2 loss at the hands of Real Sociedad on Sunday, Los Blancos should be a major contender in La Liga this season.