Cristiano Ronaldo has declared immunity from criticism following Real Madrid’s comprehensive victory in the Champions League final, saying the “numbers don’t lie”.
Madrid thrashed a hapless Juventus 4-1 at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday night, with Ronaldo scoring two of Los Blancos‘ goals.
Casemiro and Marco Asensio netted strikes of their own, rendering Mario Mandzukic’s spectacular equalising overhead kick redundant.
“It wasn’t easy but what mattered was to enjoy the moment, this new success,” Ronaldo said of Real’s win.
“The first team that breaks new ground by winning the competition in consecutive years, so very happy.
“It’s unforgettable (this season). I’m always saying it about recent years but it’s the truth.
“It has been great, spectacular, not only when it comes to goals but also trophies. La Liga, the Champions League, I’m very happy.”
A second successive and therefore history-making Champions League crown added to Ronaldo’s accolades for the season, which include the Ballon d’Or, La Liga and the Euro 2016 title with Portugal.
Ronaldo described his season as “amazing” and insisted his and Madrid’s numbers told their own tale.
“The most important is that I did, again, an amazing season,” he added.
“Me and my teammates, we win the double. I think people don’t have the words to criticise because the numbers don’t lie.
“To speak about myself as an individual, I don’t need to speak because the numbers don’t lie.”