Real Madrid slumped to yet another defeat against Atletico Madrid last week and Cristiano Ronaldo’s shocking rant against his teammates went on to steal the headlines.
The Real Madrid forward has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu since last summer and the Portuguese has now dropped his biggest hint that he is not satisfied with the quality of players at the club.
Manchester United have been linked with the Real Madrid superstar since last season and at one point it seemed that an Old Trafford return cannot be ruled out. The Premier League giants will be encouraged by Ronaldo’s comments if they are indeed interested in a summer move.
The Real Madrid hierarchy will not be happy with the player’s comments about his teammates. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how the other players at the club react to his astonishing remarks.
Cristiano claimed that if his teammates were as good as him, Real Madrid would be at the top of the table. The Portuguese superstar went on to justify his comments by saying that a quick look at his stats will prove his point.
“If everyone was as good as me, maybe we would be first,” the Portuguese said.
“If a team does not play with the best, [it] is difficult to win a long competition.”
“From what the press says it seems like I am doing [expletive] but the numbers and statistics do not lie. They are there,” he added.
Although these comments could just be a simple selfish remark from Ronaldo, it could also mean that the player is fed up with life at Bernabeu and wants a move away.
An interesting summer lies ahead for Real Madrid, Ronaldo and his suitors.