Cristiano Ronaldo chaos, the Portuguese man apologizes. In his own way

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“Sometimes we get caught up in the heat and, in the heat of the moment, make bad decisions.”

Protagonist of the sensational episode that has made the rounds on the web – his early exit from the field, before the end of the victorious match against Tottenham, in protest against coach Erik ten Hag who had not let him onto the pitch – Cristiano Ronaldo has ended up in the eye of the storm. Criticized by fans and punished by his club, which excluded him from the call-up list for the upcoming match against Chelsea, CR7 is at an all-time low in his popularity as a Red Devils player.

Upon learning the news of the ‘punishment’ inflicted by the British club however, the Portuguese champion decided to apologize. In his own way. With a long post on his Instagram profile, the former Juventus man first highlighted his great professionalism, shown over the years, returning only later, and briefly, to the incriminated episiod (without going too much into specifics), then closing with a promise to all United fans.

“As I have always done throughout my career, I try to live and play with respect towards my colleagues, my opponents and my coaches. That has not changed. I have not changed. I am the same person and the same professional I have been for the last 20 years playing at the highest level, and respect has always played a very important role in my decision making. I started very young, and the examples of older and more experienced players have always been very important to me. Therefore, thereafter, I have always tried to be the example myself for the young people growing up in all the teams I have represented. Unfortunately, it is not always possible and sometimes we get caught up in the heat and, in the heat of the moment, make bad decisions. Right now, I just feel I have to keep working hard at Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for anything in every game. Giving in to pressure is not an option. It never has been. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand strong. Soon we will be together again,” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote on social media.

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