A fantastic hat trick from Cristiano Ronaldo against Tottenham Hotspur is resurfacing on Twitter with fans saying that the tragic news of his baby son passing away destroyed his mental health. Due to his mental health issues, his performance on the field declined. One fan said, “this was months short of a year ago. shows how important mental health really is, nowhere near the same player after he lost his son. understandably”
this was months short of a year ago. shows how important mental health really is, nowhere near the same player after he lost his son. understandably
— mir⁷🌙 fan account (@mirbrandnew) February 5, 2023
On March 12, 2022, Ronaldo, who had missed Manchester United’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City a few days ago, started to face Spurs. He opened the scoring with one of his best goals during his second stint with United. A fantastic long-range effort that flew past Hugo Lloris after he was played in smartly by Fred.
37 Year old Cristiano Ronaldo vs Tottenham. Take notes @ErlingHaaland
— Janty (@CFC_Janty) February 5, 2023
Harry Kane made it 1-1 after he scored from the spot. Ronaldo stepped up again to give United the lead. He scored with a first-time shot from Jadon Sancho’s pass across the six-yard box. These two goals were his 805th and 806th goals.
Spurs pushed for an equalizer and it was Harry Maguire’s own goal that saw the London club equalize. However, it was inevitable that Ronaldo led United’s fightback and scored a hat trick. He scored via a header from a corner.
“Everybody knows Cristiano — there’s no need to talk about him,” said Paul Pogba after the match, according to ESPN. “That’s what he does. He didn’t play in the last game, but he comes back and scores three goals. Everybody’s happy.”
It was Ronaldo’s 59th career hat trick. His third goal put him up to 807 goals in competitive matches. He has scored a total of 820 goals as of the time of writing this.
Fans react to claims of Cristiano Ronaldo’s dip in form being due to his mental health
In October 2021, The Portuguese announced the happy news of his partner Georgina Rodríguez being pregnant. The couple was expecting twins. He already has four children.
However, in April 2022, Ronaldo and Rodriguez received devastating news. He posted on Instagram with the caption saying, “It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,” the statement said. “It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
“We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”
Fans are looking back at that incident and they feel that this was the turning point in his form.
Yeah we can’t blame him
— coke (@AdrianHole11) February 5, 2023
yeah that definitely impacted him, hasn’t played the same since
— Drezinho (@Drezinhos) February 5, 2023
Don’t let a certain fan base see this, I was told why I kept bringing up his kid when talking about his form as if players are robots and don’t feel emotions💀
— Lalo🌵 (@VSVP_Itachi) February 5, 2023
Since then, Ronaldo has been through a lot of chaos. He became out of favor under new manager Erik ten Hag. Later, in November his contract at United was mutually terminated due to his interview with Piers Morgan. Ronaldo then signed for Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr.
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