- Cristiano Ronaldo bemoaned loss of key Real Madrid players from last season
- Sergio Ramos responded which sparked rift talk
- Zidane has now cleared things up and insisted things are fine between pair
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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have patched things up and put their reported rift behind them.
Things haven’t been going to plan on the pitch for Los Blancos, as they sit eight points adrift of Barcelona in La Liga, while they’ve fallen behind Tottenham in the race to land top spot in Group H in the Champions League.
In turn, the tension has seemingly spilled over off the pitch as the players have been more vocal with their troubles, with Mundo Deportivo noting how Ronaldo bemoaned the loss of key players from last season before Ramos responded to his complaint in a public spat.
While the Portuguese international has a point that Madrid are certainly weaker than they were last year with Pepe, James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata all leaving, Ramos’s retort was also a sound argument as there were few issues when the same squad won the UEFA and Spanish Super Cups earlier this season, although it’s noted by MD his openness to see Neymar join the club could also have caused an issue.
Time will tell if the reigning Spanish and European champions get back on track and continue to compete for major trophies season, but for now, supporters will be pleased to hear that Ronaldo and Ramos have put their problems behind them, so Zidane tells us.
“We are talking about two players who are the history of this club. Both one and the other can say what they want, they are two very intelligent people,” he told the media, as noted by MD.
“They have been together for a long time and nothing happens if one thinks one thing and the other thinks another. Each one can say what they want, inside things are fixed and they are already fixed”.
One thing that is for sure is that Madrid need the pair on the same page until the end of the season at least, as Zidane will have to get his side back on track with the options currently at his disposal with reinforcements possibly to come next year.