When you’re one of the best footballers of all time, particularly in the social media age, there’s always going to be more than a hint of jealousy towards you.
If you’re Cristiano Ronaldo, and you don’t mind telling the world how good you are, then the jealousy and resentment are magnified.
The narrative that you have to be an awful person, to put it politely, is one that’s often perpetuated.
However, the Portuguese does have his admirers in football, as much for his demeanour as his footballing talent.
“But what Sami Khedira told me about Ronaldo’s professional approach to work, for example, is impressive.
“He has to be an incredible training animal, the first to come, the last to leave. He is also a very warm guy. That mix is ??extremely exciting.”
It’s clear that Ronaldo does have more than enough money to be able to afford the very best of everything, and the fact that he often does splash out shouldn’t really be anyone’s concern.
You speak as you find and treat others how you yourself wish to be treated. Nagelsmann is one of many that can look past the facade and sometimes aloof public persona.