Cristiano Ronaldo: "I Shut People Up All Year" After Portugal Win in Cyprus

Adrian AgiusAnalyst ISeptember 2, 2011

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 29:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal prepares to take a free kick during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Spain and Portugal at Green Point Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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After his brace in Portugal's four goal thrashing of Cyprus, Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to the "boos" he received from the Cypriot fans.

The Real Madrid superstar responded to the criticism with some words of his own.

In an interview after the match Ronaldo responded to such treatment, claiming it does not affect him on the pitch.

"I shut people up all year. I do not care about what others do or say...I want to continue my work, I started this season in good form, with important goals, and I want this to continue. I always try to give my best."

According to Ronaldo was tormented with chants about Lionel Messi's supremacy as player of the year, along with provocative whistles by the Cyprus home crowd.

His performance in Portugal's victory keeps their hopes of direct qualification for Euro 2012 alive, putting them ahead of their group on goal difference.

He has been in prolific form already in the La Liga, scoring a hat-trick in Madrid's opening round match.

Ronaldo was also questioned about Ricardo Carvalho's team walk out during a training session.  However, the Portuguese International did not give the media any insight.

"Everything that happened is now over, coach Paulo Bento has already talked about this and what we think stays in the group."

Portugal will face Iceland in their next match, who sit bottom of the group.

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