The Portuguese is growing tired of
constant speculation over his love life
and requested that he be allowed to
get on with his work in peace.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has pleaded with the press to stop talking
"trash" about him and leave him alone.
The Portugal international enjoyed another prolific season in Spain, netting a
personal-best 61 goals in 54 appearances, but he has made headlines off the
field for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks.
The speculation surrounding the reasons behind his January break-up with
model Irina Shayk has only intensified over the last few days, while Ronaldo
was also photographed being admonished by police after allegedly urinating
in public while on a family holiday.
Consequently, Ronaldo decided to publicly post a video in which he begs the
media to leave him in peace.
"Hi fans," the recorded message began. "This message is for you. Thank you
very much for supporting me this year. It was tough but you were always
there. You showed that you're always loyal. I'm here, relaxing. My kid is
behind me in the pool.
"It's coming in my mind to do this video, I don't know why, don't ask me why. I
never speak for the press. I never speak about my private life.
"But I want this opportunity to say the last couple of weeks the press tried to
say trash about me; that I have a new girlfriend, day by day, that I do this,
that I do that. Just leave me alone.
"Let me do my work properly like I do it every year. Don't try to damage my
image because it's not going to happen.
"So, this message is for you guys. We're still together, day by day, month by
month, year by year. Thank you, guys."