Cristiano Ronaldo at Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo defends recent performances, claims his stats ‘don’t matter’ (Video)

Speaking in an interview following yet another ineffective La Liga performance during the Madrid derby with Atletico last night, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that is not worried by the criticism surrounding his recent form.

Crunch tie

Los Blancos went head to head with inner-city rivals Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano, with both sides in desperate need of a win to keep pace with surging Barcelona atop the La Liga table.

However, a tense 90 minutes in the Spanish capital eventually produced no goals, with Barca now sitting a full 10 points clear of both Madrid outfits (Valencia sit 2nd in the table).

Sub-par

There was a surprising lack of clear-cut chances created by either side during last night’s clash, with most of Real’s best opportunities falling to Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the Portuguese superstar once again looked uncharacteristically bereft of confidence, with his persistently heavy first-touch having allowed Atletico’s defenders to get back to make last-ditch goal-saving blocks on a number of occasions.

Ronaldo’s struggles in front of goal to start the La Liga season have been widely covered in the media, with the generally-clinical attacker having managed a paltry solitary goal from 55 shots in the Spanish top-flight.

‘Super calm’

However, speaking in an interview following his side’s derby stalemate, Ronaldo defended himself against the recent criticism aimed in his direction, claiming that journalists only care about goals, rather than performances (a strange stance considering his performances this season have been just as bad as his goalscoring ratio suggests).

 

Real Madrid ready huge offer for Man City star

Two damning Cristiano Ronaldo stats come to the fore following Madrid derby