With untold riches to his name and 150 goals in 149 games for the club on his record, few can understand the route of Ronaldo's turmoil, but Laporta has crossed the divide between the two old rivals to say that he can.
He told AS: "I don`t know why he is sad. Everyone is on his back. I understand the lad is under a lot of pressure. He`s human and everyone is affected by what goes on around them.
"It happened to me, where you say something because you really feel it and then you see it have major repercussions.
"I think Cristiano is a fine professional. Madrid will ensure he gets his happiness back and feels as good as he can.
"It`s obvious that he lives under enormous pressure and that is not easy. People have said a lot of things that aren`t fair to him for the professional he is."
It is not just Ronaldo to have been showered in Laporta`s praise either.
"Mourinho is a great professional," he added. "He said he`s sorry for what happened with Tito and I think it did him good. I liked that a lot because I believe he is a good professional and I admire him for moving on."
Laporta was the elected president of
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