Sergio Ramos and Zinedine Zidane have leapt to the defence ofCristiano Ronaldo after fans booed him on Tuesday night.
Ramos advised the Real Madrid fans who want Ronaldo to leave to think again about this “madness”.
“I’d say they need to think it over a little,” Ramos told Spanish media when asked about the section of supporters who would be happy to see Ronaldo depart.
“I respect them but when things don’t go well they should support their players because we all want the best for Real Madrid.
“He’s a historic player for Real Madrid, he keeps proving that year after year, look at what he’s achieved…
“It’s madness. He’s at a historic level and I believe he’s demonstrated that year after year.”
Zidane claimed that the dissenting voices will actually serve only to fire up the club’s icon.
“It will only motivate him. The important thing is that every time Cristiano is on the pitch he wants to score and he keeps doing it,” the Real manager said.
Ramos also revealed why he visited the Roma locker room after the match to seek out captain Francesco Totti, acknowledging a long-standing admiration for the iconic Italian.
“I went in [to the Roma locker room] because I wanted a signed shirt and for me it’s something to be proud of, I’ve admired him since I was a child,” Ramos confirmed.
“He gave me his shirt and signed it to me as well.”
The presence of Casemiro in the Madrid team was also touched on, Ramos conceding the defensive midfielder brings a lot to the XI.
“He’s a player who is technically good enough for that position and is very good physically, allowing him to cover spaces and give us more balance.
“In that sense it’s true that he helps us a lot.”
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