Cristiano Ronaldo has millions of fans across the world but Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic is not one of them as the gaffer describes the Portugal captain as an "egoist" that he would never pray to have in his team.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo did not attend Thursday's UEFA ceremony where Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric beat his old club-mate to governing body's Player of the Year award.

Modric was inspirational in his country's shock run to the World Cup final after helping Madrid, alongside Ronaldo, to their third consecutive Champions League crown last season.

Criticism followed from the 33-year-old's agent Jorge Mendes, his new president at Juventus Beppe Marotta and even Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro.

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Ronaldo's actions displeased Dalic, but he was by no means surprised.

"Ronaldo not attending UEFA ceremony and those comments about Luka winning it... it is not worthy of my comment," he told Sportske Novosti before providing exactly that.

"It only proves what I keep saying: Ronaldo is egoist and I'd never want him in my team.

"He is kind of player that only thinks, 'No matter if we lose, the only thing that matters is that I score a goal!'"


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