Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo walks out of a news conference on Tuesday after he was questioned about his dry spell in away matches this season
The Portuguese international has scored 32 goals this season but has not netted any goal away from the Bernabeu since 29 November. When he was questioned about his deteriorating away form he said, “Who else has scored more goals away from home than me since I arrived in Spain?
“Name one player who has scored more than me. No answer? OK. Thank you.”
Ronaldo was speaking at a news conference before the first leg of Real’s Champions League last-16 tie against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.
In December, Ronaldo became the first player to score 10 goals in the competition’s group stage.
Eleven of his total goals this season have come away from home, but he was unable to score any goal in his past four away games.
“It’s understandable that people have doubts,” said Ronaldo. “It’s like with a son when you give him everything and then when you take it away, he cries.
“I hope that I can keep this ‘bad form’ up until the season’s end.”