first_imgCristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid lift their 33rd La Liga title on Sunday as he scored his 40th goal of the season within two minutes against Malaga to put Real in the driver’s seat in their bid of dethroning FC Barcelona.Real Madrid were three points ahead of Barcelona on the La Liga table and needed a draw or win against Malaga to win the 2016-17 title. Madrid beat Malaga 2-0, thanks to goals from Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, while Barcelona won 4-2 against Eibar. It was Madrid’s consistency throughout the season that eventually proved to be the difference.Despite the happiness of winning the domestic title, Ronaldo slammed the media for projecting him what he’s not, saying he’s “not a devil.”Post the match, Ronaldo was asked about a gesture he made to Celta Vigo players midweek during Madrid’s 4-1 win over the Galicians insinuating that Celta had been offered bonuses to damage Madrid’s title charge.Ronaldo hit back at the press for making a mountain out of a molehill.”People say things about me without knowing a thing and it bothers me. You (the media) say things about Cris without knowing the truth,” Ronaldo retaliated.”I am not a saint, but I am also not a devil like many people think I am,” Ronaldo added.Ronaldo further said that he has a family and such negativity about him in public affects them.”I don’t like this type of thing because I have a family, I have a mother, a son, and I don’t like that they say stupid things about me.”advertisementThe smile was back on Ronaldo’s face when he was asked about his form lately. With the goal against Malaga, Ronaldo scored his 14th goal in the last nine games.”I’ve prepared to be in top shape for the end of the season,” he said.Ronaldo said he was glad to be of help to his team that won Madrid’s first title in five years.”I’ve helped the team with my goals, my decisions and for that I am happy,” Ronaldo added.Real Madrid have their eyes set for a European double now as they prepare to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final on June 3 in Cardiff.last_img read more