BARCELONA, Spain (AP):
First Kaka wanted to leave, now Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he's "sad" at the Spanish club.
Ronaldo said he was upset with "people in the club" after scoring two goals to lead Madrid to a 3-0 win over Granada yesterday.
The Portugal forward oddly chose not to celebrate his goals, remaining glum as his teammates and fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium erupted around him.
When asked why after the match, Ronaldo said: "I am sad and the club knows it, that's why I didn't celebrate the goals. The people in the club know why."
Comments sparked rumours
Ronaldo's comments have sparked rumours in the Spanish press that he is looking to leave Madrid.
The 27-year-old Ronaldo refused to elaborate on the reasons for his displeasure with the club that spent a record £80 million to secure him from Manchester United in 2009.
"I'm not going to say anything else, people know why," he said.
Ronaldo's outburst compounds the ongoing saga of what to do with club president Florentino Perez's other star signing, Brazil midfielder Kaka, who sought a transfer this off season after being reduced to a bench player at best.
Yet, while Kaka has been practically forgotten by Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, Ronaldo is the key player for the Spanish champions who have set winning the Champions League as their goal for this season.