"In England, I never had these problems, that's why I want to go back there" is what Ronaldo told the judge in Pozuelo de Alcaron on July 31st as he stood on accusations of €14.7 million tax fraud, according to SER. These new statements come to light in addition to what EFE published on the day it happened.
"I always paid my taxes, always. In England and In Spain. And I always paid. As you know, I can not hide anything, it would be ridiculous on my part to do such a thing. I am an open book. you don't need to do anything but type my name into Google and everything about Cristiano comes out. For example, Forbes magazine releases all of my earnings," said Ronaldo."
Dressed in a black suit, Ronaldo responded to questions from Judge Mónica Gómez Ferrer, prosecutor, the lawyer's of Baker & McKenzie's José María Alonso y Jesús Santos during the proceedings that lasted one hour and 25 minutes.
"I paid everything in 2014. I don't understand anything about this, I only went to school until my sixth year and the only thing I know how to do is play football well. When my advisors tell me, 'Cris, it's okay' then I believe them," Ronaldo assured the judges.
Ronaldo defended Jorge Mendes vehemently and said again, "I pay, I want to be honest and I always pay," before defending himself again. "I trust my advisors and they are the best. I pay them well and they do good things and I leave everything in their hands."