Cristiano Ronaldo: I didn’t dive!

The World’s Best Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo receives a lot of praises around the world for his tremendous performances on the pitch. However, he’s also been constantly criticized for his so-called diving antics.

Following the controversy that broke out in Sunday’s Carling Cup final when the referee Chris Foy booked Ronaldo for diving in the box, Tottenham’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 doesn’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 Foy’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.

There’s still a long way to go before the league comes to an end but victory at St James’ Park tonight will restore Manchester United’s 7 point lead at the top of the table before clashing at home to Liverpool four days later.

Written by: Angela Asante

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