Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said Cristiano Ronaldo should not count the two Champions League titles he won against the club with Real Madrid.
Juventus forward Ronaldo responded to taunts from Atletico fans in their 2-0 Champions League defeat the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday by holding up five fingers to indicate the number of Champions League trophies he has won.
🗣 El mensaje de @Cristiano al abandonar el Metropolitano:
— GOL (@Gol) 20 February 2019
The Portugal international told reporters after the game: “I’ve got five Champions Leagues, Atletico have none.”
But speaking to Radio CRC, Cerezo said: “For me, Cristiano does not have five Champions Leagues but three, and for a very simple reason. The two against Atletico Madrid he did not win.”
Asked who had won those trophies, the Atletico Madrid president replied: “We can talk about that in the next interview.”
Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti, in charge of Real for their 2014 Champions League final win over Atletico, was asked about Cerezo’s comments at a news conference on Thursday.
“Why would you not consider them?” he said. “I don’t know what to say … Madrid won those Champions Leagues deservedly.
“They had a tough opponent, as Atletico have been and are a very strong team. I wish that Atletico can win a Champions League some day.”