Around this time last season, he hit similar road bumps. His form wasn't great, he was petulant, he was lazy, he was blaming others. Of course, the most Ronaldo thing about it all is that, when you question whether he might be coming to the end of his career or not, he answers with 10 goals in five games across the quarters, semis and final of the Champions League with the most electrifying individual performances in a European knockout stage ever. It's not the results, it's not the fact that he's scored just four goals in 13 league games, it's everything outside of the end product which obviously contributes to the end product. We're in another vicious circle where you have the best player in the world on his day so reactive now to how the team are doing. Real Madrid aren't going well and Ronaldo isn't going well and, when Ronaldo isn't going well, Ronaldo goes even worse. He throws his hands up, he gestures, moans, gets caught up on what might've been and spends more time shaking his head than he does going for the next ball. When he doesn't get what he wants, when Madrid are up against it, he's not making things happen anymore. He's diving.
Ronaldo accused of diving
Ronaldo's worst career dives
Juventus and Napoli, who hold the first and second spots in the Serie A charts for the ongoing season, fought a close encounter today at San Paolo stadium, with the reigning champions eventually holding on to a win. The Under Italian shot-stopper seemed to bring a foot down on the Juventus star as he tried to advance past him , just outside the box. The referee brought out the red card, and Napoli had to sacrifice Arek Milik to secure the services of backup goalkeeper David Ospina. The move proved futile, as Pjanic drove the resultant freekick into the net successfully, giving Juventus the lead. Later, Pjanic himself got sent off for a foul, and Alex Sandro caused a penalty kick against Juventus, but neither worked in favour of Napoli as Insigne struck the post with his spot-kick, while the rest of the Gli Azurris failed to make another impact. Meret literally took his foot down, so no, no metal studs would actually touched Ronaldo. The keeper actually puts his foot down and never touches him, so, no. He could have landed on his feet and go for the ball.
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There was undoubtedly contact and simulation in football is ultimately subjective, but it wasn't a good look for the Juventus striker who has been linked with diving throughout his career. It was a reputation he earned during his early days at Manchester United , where a combination of his smaller frame and the physicality of the Premier League sent him to ground on a regular basis. I think things will continue to improve naturally. Now that Ronaldo has matured both mentally and physically, such accusations are fewer and farther between but there have still been plenty of cringe-worthy moments over the years. Ronaldo is often slapped with some harsh labelling - most notably surrounding his apparent arrogance - but he doesn't exactly help his case with instances of borderline acting.
Think of every possible scenario you can think of. Eventually I hope each wards get to a point where they know that as a ward family our job is simply to make sure that each person, member or non member knows that when they enter the house of the Lord, they are loved. I was so incredibly supportive of him and his career. We love each other very much and are each others support system. A lot of what you say about Support was what I expected to find in residency. My wife and her family are a good example of this. It sounds like you HAVE done your best in the past. It can burn, and it can burn you hardcore.