Osasuna striker Walter Pandiani has reflected on his recent altercation with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and asserted that, had the winger acted in a similar fashion in his homeland of Uruguay, he “would have needed an appointment with a dentist”.
The veteran frontman was involved in a heated exchange with the Portuguese during their recent meeting at the Reyno de Navarra, a match that the home side were able to win 1-0, with suggestions that CR7 mocked the former Deportivo attacker’s salary in comparison with his own.
Afterwards, Pandiani had been hugely critical of the attitude shown by Ronaldo, claiming that he “had a screw loose”, and that he could learn lessons in humility from Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
His feelings towards the incident have not diluted in the weeks since, and speaking to COM Radio yesterday, he commented that if Ronaldo had behaved in such a way in Uruguay, the reaction may not have been as restrained as his had been.
He stated: “It bothers me, because what he has said has hurt me, and I have therefore said what I said.
“Perhaps in my country, he would have acted in another way, but in my country he would have perhaps need to ask for an appointment with a dentist in a situation such as that.”