Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes that Uefa's decision to elect Barcelona's Andres Iniesta as the best player in Europe in 2011-12 could be one of the reasons behind Cristiano Ronaldo's unhappiness.
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"I don't know the exact reason behind Cristiano Ronaldo's unhappiness. All I can say is that he is a great player who has had an absolutely fantastic season," Mourinho told CNN.
"Iniesta is a superb player, too. There's no doubt about that. However, he did not have such a great season to be honest.
"He was great at Euro 2012. He won the Euros, but we should not forget that it's a competition that lasts only three weeks.
"So I do think that Cristiano had a good reason to be upset with Uefa's decision."
The 27-year-old attacker has been in superb form in recent weeks, netting hat-tricks against Deportivo La Coruna and Ajax.