If anyone expected this explosive but ultimately excruciating interview to include revelations about Erik ten Hag’s shocking treatment of a 37-year-old man in the workplace then they would surely have been disappointed as they waited in vain for evidence.
That is the incendiary act that led him to refuse to come off the bench against Tottenham. Ronaldo has apologised to his team-mates for that. Sort of. “I apologised, but in the same way, I am not regretting the decision to not come on.” Sorry, not sorry.
“The coach didn’t have respect for me,” he adds.