Real Madrid star Ronaldo admits to "bad image": I'm not arrogant

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admits his personal image may hurt him in voting for the Ballon d'Or.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo admits his personal image may hurt him in voting for the Ballon d'Or.

For many, Ronaldo deserves to win the gong this year ahead of Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi.

Asked if his chances are affected by his reputation, Ronaldo told CNN: "I don't want to cry about that, but sometimes I think yes.

"Why? It's question that I never give the 100% right answer, because sometimes I really don't know. Maybe I agree, I have bad image on the pitch... because I'm too serious, but if you really know me, if you are my friend, if I leave you inside my house, if you share the day with me, you will know I hate to lose.

"People who call me arrogant, I would like to sit with them and to have a chat with them to see which way to they think I'm arrogant because I think they need to sit with me to know who is the real Cristiano."

He added: "It (the Ballon d'Or) means a lot for me.

"I would put everything in one bag and try to see what they (the contenders) have done by the year. If you speak about me and Leo - who won more things? Who played better? Who won the most important trophies?

"So I cannot say I deserve to win, but I think I'm in a good position."

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