Having originally been scheduled to come back on August 5, Cristiano Ronaldo has returned early to pre-season training for Real Madrid.
The Portuguese international’s goal is to be fit in time for the Supercopa de Espana against Barcelona. He was given permission by the club to enjoy an extended summer break following his involvement in the Confederations Cup.
Following his return to Madrid yesterday for a court appearance , Ronaldo has decided to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. At the moment he will train alone at Valdebebas, as the rest of the squad are still in the US as part of their pre-season tour.
The Holidays of CR7
Ronaldo has enjoyed time with family and friends during his holiday, photographed enjoying water sports in the Mediterranean. The last few days of his vacation are not typical of a footballer’s break, with a return to Madrid to deliver a statement in court amid allegations of tax evasion.
Returning to training early is arguably the best way for Ronaldo to avoid any extra attention and to move out of public focus.