The legendary German goalkeeper was very harsh towards the excessive prominence of the Portuguese player.
"When a player like him gets old, he has to realise time is going by. It's boring to see the same image time and time again, so much showing off, so much overacting." That is how blunt the former Bayern and Germany goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn, was about Cristiano Ronaldo. Kahn is comentating for the German TV channel ZDF, that brodcasts the Euros' games in Germany.
The former player was very critical of the Portuguese's attitude in the game against Iceland. "With the function he has in the team, he should have fought harder. He had a discreet game", Kahn said. He also remembered the Portuguese's demeanor in the Champion's League final against Atlético Madrid: "He scored the deciding penalty kick and although you can rip your shirt off, he who has experience could hold on. That would make him great. On the contrary, he's always gesticulating, it's borring."
Oliver Kahn has always been critical of the excessive prominence Cristiano shows in certain occasions. It doesn't to have to be long ago, when Madrid went through to the semi-finals against Wolfsburg and the players posted a picture of the dressing room celebration, the goalkeeper reacted bluntly with the image of a shirtless Ronaldo: "Lately I've seen more photographs of Cristiano Ronaldo's abdominals than I've seen my wife's breasts."