Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he has not been at his best this season because of personal problems away from the pitch, according to The Sun.
Last week it had been reported that the 30-year-old was flying to North Africa several times a week for ‘cuddle sessions’ with Moroccan kick boxer Badr Hari.
However, he showed that he is on his way back to his best during the midweek Champions League clash with Malmo, where he bagged four goals in an 8-0 victory.
And after the game in an interview with Spanish TV station Antena 3, he admitted that problems away from the pitch had been affecting his form.
“I have been below my level,” he said.
“You have to take into account that I have had some personal problems.
“I would prefer to keep them to myself — but I am in a better place now.”
Ronaldo has recently been linked with big money moves to both Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain recently, and though there have been rumours of a behind the scenes rift with manager Rafa Benitez, he insisted that he would be remaining at Real for the foreseeable future.
“I have two years left on my contract, and I will stay here,” he added.
“It’s only speculation. These rumours surface every year, but I am happy here.
“It is normal to be criticised, at a club like Real Madrid, when things don’t go well.
“We have to give Benitez time. He is doing a good job and is adapting well to Real Madrid.
“I have a good relationship with him, as do all other players.”
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