Cristiano Ronaldo Is Pissed That His Teammate Scored Instead Of Him
March 16 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
Everyone's a critic. Everyone's selfish -- including your teammates. The thing is, they usually set their own goals aside when you score one.
Not if you play with Cristiano Ronaldo.
This dude is out there for the name on the back of his jersey, not the one on the front (though in European soccer, that usually means some multi-national mega-bank, so we can't totally blame him for that). He wants all glory. And while there may be no -i in "team," there sure as hell is an -i in "equipo."
In the 18th minute of yesterday's Real Madrid-Levante league match, Ronaldo lined up a bicycle kick from about eight yards out. It came off his foot kind of funny and ended up not going into the net. Oh well. Normally, you'd expect a player of his caliber to look disappointed after such a golden opportunity to put his side ahead -- especially since the team hadn't scored in 700+ minutes. But Gareth Bale knocked in the deflection off of Ronaldo's miss, breaking the team's scoreless streak en route to a much-needed 2-0 victory. That should've made it all better, right?
Nope, Ronaldo clearly didn't give a shit about any of that, seeing as his emphatic disappointment lasted long after Bale -- his teammate -- cleaned up his miss. In fact, it almost looked as if Ronaldo was pissed that anyone other that himself scored on the play.
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