It is not about the money: Cristiano Ronaldo
Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed the notion that his post-match declaration of "sadness" on Sunday evening was related to a desire for a new and improved contract at Real Madrid.
The 27-year-old scored a double as Los Blancos beat Granada 3-0, but Ronaldo`s refusal to celebrate his 149th and 150th goals for the club stole the headlines.
In a statement on his personal Twitter account the 27-year-old added further mystery as to the source of his apparent dismay in the Spanish capital, while insisting he would continue to give his all for Madrid.
"That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case," he stated on the social networking site.
Newspapers across the globe had speculated that a disagreement with team-mates and senior officials at the club could lead to a record breaking move to another of Europe`s biggest sides.
But while he refused to be drawn on his issues, the former Manchester United man did make a personal pledge to supporters.
"At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected," he continued.
"I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of. Hugs to all madridistas."