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Real star says he remains dedicated to La Liga champions

Cristiano Ronaldo: Insists his 'sadness' is not about money

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Cristiano Ronaldo insists his recent unhappiness is not a result of him wanting more money at Real Madrid and has underlined his commitment to the club.

The forward publicly conceded he was feeling sad due to "professional issues" on Sunday after failing to celebrate the two goals he scored in the win over Granada.

His admission prompted a flurry of speculation over his future at the Bernabeu, with reports suggesting a meeting took place between Ronaldo and club chiefs over the weekend.

It has been rumoured the 27-year-old star forward is unhappy not to have been offered a new and improved deal with the La Liga giants, despite being under contract until 2015.

But Portugal international Ronaldo is adamant money is not the factor behind his recent discontent.

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"I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case."

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He said on his official Twitter account: "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."