London, June 15 (ANI): Star Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned by his mentor that his career will spin into a freefall if he gets caught up in the glitz and glamour of Madrid.
Ronaldo's Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz said that he is deeply worried that Ronaldo, 24, who moves from Manchester United to Real Madrid on a record pay-out of 80 million pounds, could be caught up in events away from the Bernabeu once he completes his switch.
Queiroz said: "I have my opinion about my wish regarding the career of Cristiano - and I think Manchester United was the right club for him. It's something to do with the fashion, the television, a different game that is in place nowadays. I must say that at Real Madrid, these things can happen very easily."
Queiroz had a spell as manager at Real during that period and believes the club's failures were a result of too many commitments off the pitch.
He is adamant that the only way Ronaldo will become a success is if he is not exploited for marketing reasons.
"There were a lot of compromises and deals away from the pitch. When the club is huge and you put together players like Figo, Zidane and Roberto Carlos, the challenge is huge. (ANI)