The Worldâ€™s Best Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo receives a lot of praises around the world for his tremendous performances on the pitch. However, heâ€™s also been constantly criticized for his so-called diving antics.
Following the controversy that broke out in Sundayâ€™s Carling Cup final when the referee Chris Foy booked Ronaldo for diving in the box, Tottenhamâ€™s Croatian striker Luca Modric spoke out his opinion on the issue to Sportske Novosti:
“Ronaldo is a fantastic player and I do not have anything against him, but I cannot stand his theatrics,” Modric avowed.
“In England, it is a man’s game and his continuous complaints and dives have a negative effect. I do not know why he needs to do it all the time.”
Ronaldo though doesnâ€™t agree the least with him. Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, the number 7 Superstar retorted:
“If you see the replay you will see that their player kicked me in the foot,”
“The referee did not make the right decision then and he didn’t give me a lot, all match, I don’t know why.
“But in every game, the referee’s decision has to be respected.”
Having managed to win in the final despite Chris Foyâ€™s controversial decisions during the encounter, Cristiano Ronaldo now has his mind set on helping Manchester United wrap up the EPL title for the third consecutive time.
Thereâ€™s still a long way to go before the league comes to an end but victory at St Jamesâ€™ Park tonight will restore Manchester Unitedâ€™s 7 point lead at the top of the table before clashing at home to Liverpool four days later.
Written by: Angela Asante