Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to speak about Jose Mourinho following recent comments in the press from the former Real Madrid boss, suggesting that his compatriot is “not worth it”.
The new Chelsea manager struck a nerve with the forward when he said that the Blancos star was not the “real” Ronaldo earlier in August, with the Santiago Bernabeu icon subsequently ruffled but wanting to stay out of a public slinging match.
Although Mourinho has since sought to clarify the issue, claiming that his initial quotes were blown out of proportion, Ronaldo is still refusing to answer questions regarding his fellow Portuguese.
“I will not mention the name of that person [Mourinho],” he told reporters following Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Netherlands, in which he scored a late equaliser. “He’s not worth it.”
Ronaldo did, however, laud his current Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti and hopes that Madrid can complete La Decima and win back the Primera Division title from Barcelona this season.
“Ancelotti is a great coach, a great man and I am very happy to work with him,” he added.
“We will try to win La Liga and the Champions League. It is difficult but this team is good, we have a great coach and we will try to make it happen.