Spurs midfielder criticises Cristiano Ronaldo

Luka Modric “cannot stand his theatrics”

Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo

Tottenham players don’t like to complain, but Luka Modric felt the need to get a burning issue off of his chest when speaking to Croatian publication Sportske Novosti this week. The midfielder thinks the current World Player of the Year needs to spend less time rolling around on the floor, and more time, er, standing up:

“Ronaldo is a fantastic player and I do not have anything against him, but I cannot stand his theatrics.

“In England, it is a man’s game and his continuous complaints and dives have a negative effect. I do not know why he needs to do it all the time.”

Ronaldo paid the price for crying wolf one too many times when he was booked for diving in Sunday’s Carling Cup final, after what appeared to be a legitimate penalty claim.

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