Jorge Mendes: Ronaldo birthday criticism unfair

Jorge Mendes: Ronaldo birthday criticism unfair


Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has defended his client after the Real Madrid man came in for criticism after being pictured out partying hours after his side were humiliated by city rivals Atletico de Madrid on Saturday evening.

Los Blancos lost 4-0 at the Vicente Calderon, making no wins in six against Diego Simeone’s side this season. Their lead at the top of La Liga was cut to just one point too after Barcelona won on Sunday.

And Ronaldo came under fire in the Spanish media after being pictured out at a club just hours after taking part in the defeat. He was seen with family and friends celebrating his 30th birthday.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Mendes said the criticism was over the top and Ronaldo was as angry as any Madridista about events at the Calderon.

“Any player that loses a game and more so, Ronaldo, who is a great professional, who continues to be the best professional in the world, would be angry,” he said.

“The fact is his birthday party had been organised more than a month ago and he had family coming from abroad. He didn’t want to cancel out of respect for the people that came.

“What is inadmissible is that somebody takes advantage of a private affair to release a video. Ronaldo was devastated after the defeat and people spent two hours trying to cheer him up.”


  1. Frankly in my opinion, it’s too exaggerated to lament on his birthday party considering the fact that it was planned way before the game. It wasn’t not just Ronaldo who was responsible for the team’s debacle. The whole team, the coaching staff are at fault. The president should sanction the whole team.

  2. Cr7 is just an human being like me and you. He is likely to make mistakes. Irrespective of been professional does not mean been perfect.
    Please, stop these criticism about him, perhaps losing matches doesn’t mean you shouldn’t move on.
    Leave Ballon’d’or holder’s alone!