Ronaldo: I do my talking on the pitch

The Real Madrid star says he is sick of the fallout from Sepp Blatter's comments about him and feels he is starting to bond well with Gareth Bale
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo says his hat-trick in the 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday is his response to Sepp Blatter's recent comments about him.

The Fifa president claimed that the Portuguese winger spends more time at the hairdresser than Lionel Messi when asked to pick a favourite between the duo.

Ronaldo retorted by hinting that Messi would get preferential treatment in the Ballon d'Or race but now says he wants to draw a line under the affair and insists he does not care about the award.

"I am showing it on the field - I don't want to talk any more. I am only thinking of helping the team and winning the game," he told Gol Television.

"I don't want to talk about the Ballon d'Or. The answer is given on the pitch. It's not up to me, so I don't care about it."

Ronaldo went on to say that he feels that he is beginning to bond well with Gareth Bale, whom the capital club signed for €100 million in the summer.

"I've got a very good understanding with Bale, he is being integrated and is playing very well. I feel good with him, Karim [Benzema] and [Angel] Di Maria," he continued.

"It was a very good game, in the first half we played very well. We scored early and that made it easier.

"I'm very happy with the goals, I've got a bit of a foot knock, but with a bit of sacrifice I can play."