French tactician, Zinedine Zidane has played down reports of a bad blood between two of his star players, Ramos and Ronaldo.
Ronaldo and Ramos
Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to a reported rift going on between the team captain, Sergio Ramos and star forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Zidane spoke ahead of the Champions League match between Real Madrid and Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday.
Reports have emerged that the veteran defender and his teammate Ronaldo are having a sort of dressing room burst up.
Responding to questions from the press on the matter, Zidane said, “You are wrong because Sergio Ramos is a very clever footballer.
“They came both [Ramos and Ronaldo} come out to say what they want. They are both clever people. I’m not too sure how long they’ve been together or how many years.
“And they have won many things together, many titles. Everyone once in a while can think one thing and anybody can think something completely different.
“That is not a problem. The most important thing is that we talk and sought things out. And if there’s anything that needs to be sorted out, we will. But there are definitely no problems between Sergio and Ronaldo.”
In other news, Cristiano Ronaldo could break another Champions League record this evening if he scores in the game against Apoel Nicosia.
The Portugal captain just needs one more goal to better his own previous best tally of 16 goals in a single calendar year.
The 32-year-old scored a record 16 times in the Champions League in 2015, and has equaled that number already in the past 11 months, but can become the first player to net 17 goals if he can score in either of Madrid’s final two group games.
The struggling Champions League holders face APOEL on Tuesday, November 21 and will finish their Group H campaign at home to Dortmund on December 6.
The former Manchester United star has had the best three years in the Europe’s most prestigious club competition scoring 16 in 2015 and 2017, and 15 goals in 2013.