Fabio Capello says Cristiano Ronaldo should have “examined his conscience” before questioning the quality of his team-mates following Real Madrid’s 1-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid last Saturday.
Antoine Griezmann’s second-half strike settled the game in Atletico’s favour, meaning Real lost further ground in the race for the La Liga title.
Speaking afterwards, a frustrated Ronaldo said: “If everyone was at my level, perhaps we would be first,” and also appeared to suggest the likes of Jese, Lucas [Vazquez] and [Mateo] Kovacic were not of the standard required to win La Liga.
The Portuguese has since clarified his comments, insisting they were “misinterpreted” and related to fitness levels.
However, Capello was not impressed and believes Ronaldo should do some soul searching in regards to his own contribution against Atletico after missing two excellent chances.
The Italian told Fox Deportes: “Maybe we can agree with Cristiano and say that some players are not Real Madrid quality.
“But at the same time, Cristiano missed two key chances against Atletico Madrid, so before talking maybe he should have examined his conscience.”
Ronaldo has tried his best to put his comments about his team-mates behind him, scoring one and setting up another to help Zinedine Zidane’s men get back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Levante on Wednesday.
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