Ronaldo Viciously Attacked By Ramos Over Comments About Real Madrid
Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s insinuation that there is no family feeling at Real Madrid following his departure to Juventus.
Ronaldo left Real after nine successful years at the Bernabeu to join the Turin side in a £105million transfer last month.
The 33-year-old chose to leave the club after growing tired at club president Florentino Perez’s refusal to give him the same salary as the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Ronaldo appeared to aim a dig at Real by praising Juventus as a ‘family’, recently saying: “Since I was a child, I looked at this team and I hoped one day I could play there.
“It’s the biggest club in Italy and one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision. It’s different here, it’s like a family.”
Many interpreted that as Ronaldo suggesting Real Madrid was a club that lacked a family feel.
And Ramos has now hit back at his former team-mate for his comments.
Ramos speaking ahead of Los Blancos’ UEFA Super Cup showdown with Atletico Madrid, said: “Here we have always felt like a family, so I don’t know what he was talking about.
“We have had lots of success, which is because we are a family and he was part of that family, which we have continued to have.
“It’s obviously a negative when you lose a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, but we can continue to win and in Real Madrid’s history many have come and gone, but Real Madrid continue to win.
“No one is above Real Madrid, whatever happens Real Madrid will continue to live on and it was his choice to leave.
“The decisions are not mine to make, but the doors are always open to those that want to be part of Real Madrid.
“Losing Ronaldo was hard, but no player is above Real Madrid and we still have the hunger to improve and win more titles.
“The mindset we have is more important than any individuals in the team.”