A frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo called out his Real Madrid teammates through the media after Saturday’s loss to cross-town rival Atlético Madrid.
“I don't want to disparage anyone, any partner, but when they're not the best ... I like playing with Karim, Bale, Marcelo, but when they don't play it's difficult. I don't mean that Jese, Lucas and Kovacic are not good, but if everyone was at my level, maybe we'd be leaders.”
Ronaldo went on to defend himself further, adding: “Every year I'm s**t according to the press, but numbers and statistics do not lie.”
Soon afterward, he reportedly backed off on those comments.
Ronaldo has backed away from that comment: says he meant physically. "I'm no better than any of my team mates" he tells marca— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) February 27, 2016
Madrid’s 1–0 loss could leave the team 12 points behind Barcelona in La Liga following tomorrow’s Barca-Sevilla match. The club is currently in third place with 54 points.