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Cristiano Ronaldo 'sad' but still loyal to Real Madrid


Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his commitment to Real Madrid after declaring himself “sad” in the Spanish capital.

The Portuguese forward refused to celebrate as he scored two goals in a 3-0 victory over Granada, confessing afterwards to his unhappiness but declining to offer any explanation.

But last night he tweeted: "That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case. At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected."