On Tuesday night Ronaldo took to Twitter to reassure his fans that, despite his apparent malaise, he remains fully committed to the Spanish champions' cause - for now.
He tweeted: "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.
"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.
"I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of.
"Abrazos (hugs) to all madridistas."