Madrid, Spain: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo claimed a Spanish giants would be tip of La Liga rather than 9 points behind Barcelona if his team-mates matched his standards.
Ronaldo had a day to forget in front of thought as Real waved goodbye to any durability wish of ascent a pretension plea in a 1-0 improved to Atletico Madrid on Saturday with even manager Zinedine Zidane revelation their plea was over.
“If everybody was during my level, we would be top,” pronounced Ronaldo.
“Every year according to a press it seems we am rubbish, though a numbers and statistics don’t lie.”
Madrid have endured a deteriorate from ruin as Zidane transposed a sacked Rafael Benitez in January, while a bar has suffered a array of institutional embarrassments, including being separated from a Copa del Rey for fielding an incompetent player.
The final alarm was met by a carol of displeasure from a home fans as they called for boss Florentino Perez to resign.
A ascent damage list has also taken a fee as they were though Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Pepe, and Karim Benzema had to be transposed by 18-year-old Borja Mayoral during half-time.
And Ronaldo claimed that, notwithstanding Perez’s multi-million euro investment, Madrid don’t have a good adequate patrol to contest during a tip level.
“I don’t wish to overlook any of my teammates, though when a best aren’t there it is formidable to win.”
“I like to play with Pepe, Karim, Bale, Marcelo. we don’t wish to contend that Jese (Rodriguez), Lucas (Vazquez), (Mateo) Kovavic are not good players, they are really good, though to win a foe we need a best.”
Defeat was Zidane’s initial in 9 games given holding assign final month and he certified that he had been repelled by his side’s bad display.
“Today is a large blow. To remove during home to Atletico is formidable to take,” pronounced a Frenchman. “I didn’t design a diversion we saw today.
“The joining is over. It was already formidable and we pronounced yesterday if we dump some-more points it is even some-more so.
“We’re not only going to chuck a joining divided since whatever happens we have goals, games to play and things to win. That is a thought we have to have going forward.”
Victory meant Atletico became a initial visiting side ever to win 3 uninterrupted joining games during a Bernabeu and solidified their position in second, 4 points forward of Real.
“Today we were Atletico Madrid. There is no improved instance of what we are than what we showed today,” pronounced manager Diego Simeone.
“Once again a fans of Atletico Madrid can feel immensely unapproachable of their players.”
Simeone’s group route Barcelona by 5 points, though a European champions can recover their eight-point advantage when they horde Sevilla on Sunday.
“Barcelona are really good, it is formidable to see them losing 3 games,” combined Simeone.
“We have to concentration on a possess design that was to finish in a tip three, though everybody wants to finish as high as possible.”
Atletico’s pretension bid has been hampered by a miss of goals in new games, though Antoine Griezmann finished a five-game drought to container home his 20th of a deteriorate early in a second half.
“I’m happy on a personal turn and also for a team,” pronounced Griezmann.
“We played a good game, we really plain during a behind and, nonetheless we didn’t have many chances, one of them went in.”