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The Portuguese forward claimed on Wednesday that fans are just jealous of him as he courted controversy once again. Here, Goal.com looks at some of his most memorable musings

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By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Editor

Love him or hate him, it's impossible to ignore him. Cristiano Ronaldo is never far away from the news, be it for his actions on the pitch or off it. And the Portuguese is often one to court controversy, saying exactly what he thinks about rivals and fans.

After his side's 1-0 Champions League win at Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday, the Real Madrid forward attacked the Croatian fans, who had jeered him all night, claiming they had whistled him because he was 'good-looking, rich and a great footballer'. In light of that quote, Goal.com looks at Ronaldo's 10 most memorable lines on a variety of topics.

10. "I DON'T LIKE CHANGING NAPPIES, BUT I DO IT."
In a rare interview talking about his baby son, Ronaldo revealed he gets involved with all of the domestic tasks that fatherhood brings. "Of course I change the nappies," he said. "It's not the thing I like best in the world, but I do it."

The Portuguese also revealed the calming influence he has over his young boy. "My son goes to sleep early but my mother told me that, the other day, while we were playing, he was crying without stopping and didn't want to sleep until I scored a goal. I scored and five minutes later he was asleep."


9. "I DON'T SMOKE, DRINK AND I'M NOT A BIG SPENDER."
Cristiano reacted angrily to newspaper claims he had been drinking while playing in England, even winning a libel case. Later, he revealed he shuns parties. "I don't smoke or drink, and I'm not a big spender," he explained. "I live in a rural part of Cheshire and my nearest neighbours are squirrels, birds and cows. Much of my time is spent at home with friends and family. I enjoy being peaceful and often sit by the candelight to relax. Tranquility is important to me."

8. "WHO IS MARIO GOTZE? WHAT POSITION DOES HE PLAY?"
You would think that Ronaldo, as one of the world's finest players, would be aware of the talents emerging elsewhere in Europe. But, apparently, the Portuguese has never heard of Borussia Dortmund's brilliant young playmaker. "Who's Gotze? In what position does he play? Is he good? I have little opportunity to see Bundesliga games," he told Bild. One wonders if he had ever heard of Sami Khedira or Nuri Sahin before they joined Real.


7. "I DON'T LIKE JOSE MOURINHO'S NEGATIVE TACTICS"
It wasn't only Madrid fans who were unhappy as they relinquished more than 70 per cent of the possession at home to their biggest rivals in last season's Champions League semi-final first leg. Ronaldo was unhappy, too. "I don't like it," he said after the game. "But I have to adapt because that's the way it is." Under Mourinho, however, Cristiano racked up a career-best total of 53 goals. And there's not much negative about that.


6. "WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE, THE CUP & THE CL."
On signing for Real Madrid from Manchester United, the Portuguese set his sights on emulating Barcelona, who had just won an historic treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League titles. Even after losing 4-0 to then-Second Division B side Alcorcon in the first leg of the side's cup tie, Ronaldo was adamant: "I am convinced we are going to win the league, the cup and the Champions League." But they ended up with nothing for a second successive season.

5. "I WISH I COULD PLAY AGAINST 10 MEN LIKE MESSI DOES."
Ronaldo was suitably unimpressed by the Argentine's match-winning performances as he struck both goals, including a brilliant second, as Madrid lost 2-0 to Barca in the sides' Champions League semi-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu. Messi had bagged his brace following the dismissal of Pepe, and Ronaldo said: "I wish I had the chance, as Messi did, to play against 10 players, because then everything is much easier."


4. "I WOULDN'T SIGN ANYONE FROM BARCELONA."
Even though Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta were the three players short-listed for last year's Golden Ball, Ronaldo says he wouldn't want any of Barcelona's players to join him at Madrid.

"Right now, Iniesta, Xavi and Messi are all playing really well," Cristiano said. "But even if I could sign any player from Barcelona, with all of the good players they have, I wouldn't sign anyone."

3. "I'M WORTH MORE THAN €94 MILLION."
Ronaldo became the world's most expensive player when he moved from Manchester United to Real for a massive €94 million in 2009, an outlay which received huge criticism as it came right in the middle of a global financial crisis. The winger, however, doesn't see the problem. "Of course the club can pay €94m for me. Or more. I think I'm worth more," he said.
2. "I LOVE PEOPLE JEERING ME; I LOVE TO SEE HATE IN THEIR EYES."
Ronaldo became a despised figure for many rival fans in England and encountered a similar reaction on moving to Spain. However, the Portuguese has said that he thrives in such situations. In an interview with So Foot, he said: "I love it when people jeer me. I love to see the hate in their eyes, to hear the insults. It doesn't bother me." And he added: "I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately, that happens rarely."
1. "PEOPLE JEER ME BECAUSE I'M GOOD-LOOKING, RICH & A GREAT PLAYER."
Two years on from those previous quotes, Ronaldo believes he has discovered the reason he is so disliked by many. He was jeered throughout Real Madrid's 1-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Wednesday night and said afterwards: "People whistle me because I am good-looking, rich and a great footballer. They are jealous of me."



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