Sergio Ramos calms Ronaldo conflict talkDecember 5, 2017
Sergio Ramos has spoken about growing reports he and Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo are at odds over certain matters.
Spanish daily Marca reported last month that their was growing problems between Madrid captain Ramos and Ronaldo, with the latter said to be considering his future at the club.
Both have been vocal in recent weeks over Madrid’s on-field problems, with the latter claiming the club missed the experience of Pepe and the goals of Alvaro Morata, having seen both leave the club over the summer.
Madrid sit eight points behind league leaders Barcelona and many now feel that a change in personnel at the club next summer is to come; with claims that the Ronaldo could leave.
Whilst countering reports claim Ramos and Ronaldo are still at odds, the former has looked to calm such talk in a recent interview with TV Espana.
“Nothing happened with Cristiano and me,” he said.
“We’ve always been great friends. We both have a lot of character, and different opinions, but we are rowing in the same direction.
“A draw like this (0-0 at Athletic Bilbao) is a crisis here (at Madrid), we must remain calm and confident and go from objective to objective.
“Maybe it has not been the best start to a season in history but we are still up there fighting for all the trophies.”
Ronaldo, who has scored just two La Liga goals, wants to leave the club according to various reports, following those problems and Madrid’s rumoured links with new players, such as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain.
Diario AS reported last month the claims and have linked Man United with a move, whilst claiming a move to the MLS is also a possibility.
The Portuguese international, who has been the main protagonist at the club over recent seasons now finds himself amongst a wealth of young talent, with both Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio improving on a weekly basis.