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Apologetic Cristiano Ronaldo admits ‘what I’ve done takes away from a beautiful, historic moment’

By Mirror

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he make a “mistake” by making himself the centre of attention after Real Madrid’s Champions League win.

Ronaldo, 33, won his fifth European Cup but it was Gareth Bale’s two goals which stole the show and threatened to get all of the headlines.

But Ronaldo’s post match comments that he could leave Real Madrid this summer ensured that much of the talk centred around him rather than Bale.

It was a typical Ronaldo tactic and yet even the striker admitted that he may have got his timing wrong as both team mates and Real president Florentino Perez insisted the Portuguese forward was going nowhere.

Ronaldo said: “Maybe it wasn’t the perfect timing to talk about personal things. Maybe I’ve made a mistake or not.

“It takes away from a beautiful, historic moment for us that is winning three Champions Leagues in a row, obviously it is a special moment.

“A player’s personal things aren’t the most important thing now, it might have been taken out of context but maybe I shouldn’t have said what I said.

“But when you are honest, sometimes you say things that you don’t mean to, but it’s something that’s been a long time coming.

“I’ll talk in a week when I am with the national team because I don’t want to take this top moment away from Real Madrid.

“The fans who are always on my side, I always have them in my heart. It’s not the right moment to talk or for my team mates to talk about the future.”

Perez simply snapped after the game that “Ronaldo has a contract” reminding that the Portugal star has three years left on his current deal and a £1billion buy-out clause.

Maybe the MLS appeals to him or even a new deal at Real Madrid but he has clearly achieved his aim of being the main story after his club’s record breaking 13th Champions League win and a third in a row.

Ronaldo added: “The most important thing is what Real Madrid has done, three consecutive Champions Leagues. We have made history.

“It’s always great to win the Champions League because I know how important that competition is, I have had a great Champions League from start to finish so I’m very happy.”