Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about tax fraud allegation which has been hovering around him for weeks for the first time as the 32-year-old continues to prepare with the Portugal national team ahead of the Confederations Cup in Russia.
Ronaldo was visibly outraged by the incident but the four-time Ballon d’Or winner is not letting the accusations get to him according to his Portugal team-mate Andre Silva.
A source claims Ronaldo ‘feels great indignation’ with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of ‘injustice’ at the allegations which he contests and has made a decision to leave Spain.
Ronaldo was accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of €14.7m of unpaid taxes.
“Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously and is totally dedicated to training and thinking about the next game against Mexico,” Silva, who l completed a big money move to AC Milan earlier this month told reporters ahead of the European champions’ opening game.
“As for my partnership with Ronaldo, it’s a dream. Since I began playing on big stages I always imagined playing alongside him or playing on the same level as him. I’m happy to play with my captain.”
Ronaldo has confirmed he will be leaving Madrid this summer and the former Manchester United ace has added fuel to speculation linking him with Paris Saint-Germain by changing his Instagram avatar from Real colours to a Portugal image.
Euro 2016 winners Portugal face Mexico in their opening match of this year’s Confederations Cup at the Kazan Arena tomorrow.