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11 Juli 2008

Ronaldo Shocker: Blatter Is Right

The winger is reported to have said that he agrees with FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who earlier controversially claimed that footballers were treated as modern day slaves, adding that Ronaldo should be allowed to leave if it is his personal desire. The full TVI interview in which Ronaldo made this declaration, along with his desire to play for Real Madrid, was aired on Thursday evening during the 21:00 CET bulletin. Update: The interview was broadcast at 21:28 local time. The Manchester United ace said, "I am optimistic - things have been going well, I have been undergoing treatments, everything is going ok. "I have been progressing well, I am now focused on recovery. "I will be back in 10-12 weeks. Training with the ball? That will start in around two months." Talk moved towards the player's future. "I am optimistic and tranquil about what's to come," he said. "Blatter's comments? I agree with him. I have nothing else to say about that. What he (Blatter) said is correct. "Have I already made a deal with Real Madrid? No - that's not true. There is no deal. "I hope that my future will be decided as soon as possible but I do not know where I will start the season." In conclusion he discussed Manchester United assistant coach Carlos Queiroz's chances of becoming Portugal manager. "He is a great coach and would be a great solution for the Portugal squad," said Cristiano. "He'd be a great bet." Deal Or No Deal Meanwhile, Madrid-based sports daily As claims that Ronaldo himself is confident that his move to the Spanish capital will be completed sooner rather than later. Apparently Ronaldo sought to allay the blancos' fears that his ankle operation and plans to return to Manchester would see to it that a move is in jeopardy. The paper states that the player has communicated to Madrid his thoughts via his agent, Jorge Mendes, and an SMS text message. Translated, the text read: "Relax: I've taken care of everything."