Former Barcelona defender, Dani Alves said his reported fights with Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, were because of the press.
Alves refused to continue in the fight with the Madrid forward, a player he clashed with during his spell as a Barcelona player.
According to the Brazilian, those confrontations were due to the way the Spanish press portrayed his words.
The Juventus defender told ABC, “All my fights with Cristiano were because of the press.
“If people only knew how much I respect Cristiano Ronaldo. I will repeat it to make myself clear: I respect Cristiano Ronaldo.
“When I said he always wanted the limelight, that when you win you are going to be the star but when you lose they will go for you, I said it in a very respectful way.
“And I think the same of [Lionel] Messi or Neymar. My thoughts were not negative. What happens is that the press sold them differently, saying that I had spoken ill of him. And Ronaldo believed it.”