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"CR7 Should Just Concentrate On Football"

Cristiano Ronaldo was at his destructive best at the weekend, scoring a scorching brace and setting up the third goal in Real Madrid’s La Liga win at Athletic Bilbao.

The Portuguese superstar has picked up his pace steadily after his slow start to the season, and is arguably in the best form of his career.

But one person who is less than impressed by CR7 is Bilbao defender, Mikel San Jose.

San Jose acknowledges Ronaldo’s unparalleled skill and ability, but is hardly enamoured with the Real man’s personality.

He says that Ronaldo’s on-field whinging and histrionics detract from his achievements, and that if he was better behaved, he might be even better supported.

"I think it, and so do the majority of people in football," San Jose said.

"If he [Ronaldo] just concentrated on playing football, and not on other things, he would be the same or an even better player, but I would have more respect for him."

The San Mames crowd clearly agreed with San Jose, booing Ronaldo with every touch of the ball.

But according to Real’s assistant manager, Aitor Karanka, CR7 is a man who is hardly bothered by the character assassinations directed towards him.

"Football is for men and even more in San Mames," Karanka said.

"He played the match he did and scored twice. Athletic's players did what they needed to do. Cristiano did well in a tough atmosphere and has once again shown the type of player he is. He scored two goals that won us the match."

"Those who know him know how he is.

“Sometimes you have to put up with things you do not like. He is dedicated to playing and scoring goals, that is what he does."

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