Ronaldo used the past tense when talking about his trophy-laden spell with Madrid, saying that "it was beautiful" representing the Spanish giants.
Speaking a day on from Madrid's third successive Champions League triumph, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner conceded that the timing of his thinly-veiled comments could have been better, even if the sentiment stays true.
"I spoke when I shouldn't have done but something is going to happen. It wasn't the right time, but I was honest," Sky Sports News quotes him as saying.
"In a week I'll say something because the fans have always supported me and are in my heart. I don't speak much, but when I speak, I speak.
"Obviously I have something to say, but it wasn't the right time, although I don't regret it, because I was honest. I've kept putting up with this but then I couldn't control myself."