Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has offered his thoughts on comments made by Cristiano Ronaldo on the family like environment at Juventus.
Los Blancos suffered a real blow earlier this summer as the Portuguese superstar ended his nine-year stint at the Bernabeu and completed a move to Italy.
Given the influence and impact he has had during one of their most successful periods, his absence will undoubtedly be felt, but a particular part of an interview he gave with Juventus TV last week was brought up in discussion with Ramos ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid in Talinn.
“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,” Ronaldo is quoted as saying by AS.
That ultimately raised question marks over whether or not Ronaldo was suggesting that it didn’t feel like a family at Real Madrid, something that Ramos doesn’t agree with, based on his retort below, while he also insisted that he is confident the club will continue to enjoy success without him.
“Here were have always felt like a family, so I don’t know what he was talking about,” Ramos said in response, as per Marca. “No one is above Real Madrid, whatever happens Real Madrid will continue to live on and it was his choice to leave.”
Time will tell if that’s the case, as with no marquee attacking signings added to Julen Lopetegui’s squad this summer, it appears as though the Spanish tactician will place additional responsibility on the shoulders of those already at his disposal.
Whether or not Gareth Bale, Isco and Marco Asensio can step up and soften the blow of losing their top goalscorer in recent seasons, with Ronaldo scoring 44 goals in 44 games last year after overcoming a slow start, remains to be seen, but Ramos is clearly still confident.