Former Benfica and Real Madrid coach José António Camacho revealed how his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo was at the service of the Whites.
«When Ronaldo arrived, Jorge Mendes called me and I went to them, Cristiano was worried, he wanted to know why I had left Real. I told him that if I had had players like him, I certainly wouldn’t have left. About his departure it is difficult to say if he did well or not, the responsibility that fell on him was great, he could have continued and not won anything… After Real Madrid, he has played at a good level, but there are things that age does not allow for. do them as before. But Cristiano still has the energy to get where he wants to go, with the ambition he has, he will want to make a great World Cup. At Real Madrid he played a large part of his brilliant career, we will always be grateful to him for having plunged a dagger into the heart of Barcelona, who then had the best team in their history. He was able to win the Ballon d’Or, he made Real win titles, that was very difficult and it was only possible thanks to his pride and the great professional he is. We keep the same memory of him that we have of Di Stéfano», said the coach, in an interview with A BOLA.
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