Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at his critics who claim most of his goals are penalties by telling them to look at the stats.
Some of his critics have given him the nickname ‘Penaldo’ as they claim most of his goals come from the penalty spot.
But the forward, who hit four goals against Malmo on Tuesday night to set a new goalscoring record in the group stages of the Champions League wih 11 goals in total, told those who criticise him to get their facts straight.
The 30-year-old became Real’s all-time leading scorer in October when he overtook Raul’s haul of 323 goals. Since signing for the 10-time Champions League winners from Manchester United in 2009, Ronaldo has netted a remarkable 334 goals in 320 games.
He told reporters: “You have to look at the statistics. How many goals have I scored for Real Madrid? And they are not all penalties.”
The striker was then asked about how many he thinks he can score before he retires, and he answered that he hopes to continue finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
He commented: “I will score as many as I can. 600, 700 – as many as I can. They will all be there for people to see.”