It seems that being part of a renowned football team doesn’t always promise satisfaction. Recently, Manchester United’s star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has opened up about how he believes his team has betrayed him. In an interview with Piers Morgan for his TalkTV show, the legendary player revealed how he felt among his team players. Ronaldo has even commented that certain teammates, plus the coach, are trying to force him out.
What Got Revealed During the Interview
Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning statements were made during the talk show interview on November 14, 2022. Host Piers Morgan asked the legendary forward if he believed he was betrayed by his own team. Most surprisingly, the star confirmed it. Ronaldo has commented that he started to feel less appreciated last year.
Piers Morgan was apparently surprised, so he asked Ronaldo why he started making revelations now, to which the forward replied that it was finally time to say something. Believe it or not, those weren’t his only damning words about the team. He also criticized Manchester United’s managers. Ronaldo believes they are the main reason for the team’s lack of growth over the last several years.
More on Cristiano Ronaldo and His Comments
Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t pleased with his team’s lack of growth. The forward believed that the team has been stagnating ever since Sir Alex Fergusen left. “The progress was a total zero,” Ronaldo commented during the interview.
Since the legendary coach left, the managers of the team have brought in several short-term coaches, one of whom was Ralf Rangnick. Under his supervision, United finished the Premier League season with the worst points total in the League’s history. Ronaldo wasn’t pleased with the managers’ choice. “He [Rangnick] isn’t even a coach!” he said.
The rest of the interview didn’t come with more flattering words. Cristiano took some time to call out fellow teammate Wayne Rooney and current Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag. The whole interview, titled Piers Morgan Uncensored: 90 Mins with Ronaldo, is available online.
India Had Great Olympics. Is This the Beginning of a New Era?
Neeraj Chopra won a historic gold medal in the men’s javelin event in Tokyo, bringing the country’s Olympics performance to a stunning conclusion. The 22-year-old athlete’s gold medal, India’s first in a track and field event since gaining independence from Britain, capped off the country’s best-ever showing at the Games, which included seven medals.
When Chopra arrived in New Delhi, India’s capital, a crowd flocked to the airport to see their new national hero. Huge crowds encircling the athlete had come to signify what the athlete’s win meant for the world’s second most populated country.
Recovery Still in Progress
India’s historic Olympics medal haul comes as the country continues to recover from the terrible effects of the pandemic’s second wave. According to research from Johns Hopkins University, the country has seen over 428,000 deaths and about 32 million infections, putting hospitals on the verge of collapse and overwhelming the country’s healthcare system.
Against this occurrence, Indian athletes have managed to rekindle a sense of national pride in a country that is still in sorrow.
India with a Bronze Medal in Men’s Field Hockey
India won bronze in men’s field hockey, their first medal in the sport in 41 years, after defeating Germany. Despite losing to Britain in the bronze medal match, the women’s team garnered admiration and appreciation from millions around the country. In five additional events, the country received silver or bronze medals.
Great Success on the Olympics
India’s success has drawn attention to the country’s comparatively inadequate athletic infrastructure, as well as the numerous obstacles that Indian athletes endure, including the fact that many are not full-time athletes.
Many people are hoping that India’s Olympics success this year will herald in a new age in sports, one in which its athletes are given opportunities to flourish and grow.
Chopra’s victory in the Olympics, according to Bandana Chhetri, a partner at FairPlay Sports, which manages elite Indian athletes, will be a “watershed moment” in Indian sports.