Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, two of the most senior players at Real Madrid are said to be in a feud due to the state of the current squad and the sales they have made before the start of their 2017/18 season.
For the unknown, Cristiano Ronaldo has struggled to find his form this season scoring just one goal in the eight games he has played in La Liga, including the goal-less draw against Atletico Madrid, this weekend.
Atletico and Real both looked dull in the La Liga clash as there were a lot of missed-passes, low-grade shots at the target and the teams failed to capitalize on the last minute chances. Both Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading scorers for their respective team failed to convert as the Wanda Metropolitano witnessed a draw between the state rivals.
After the match, Real Madrid are now 10 points behind the leaders Barcelona in La Liga, which is a margin they have never made a comeback from. That said, fans and critics alike are criticising Cristiano Ronaldo for the drought as the current Fifa Player of the Year hasn’t been able to fully justify his position at Santiago Bernabeu.
With the 2017/18 season turns out to be one of the worst campaigns for Real Madrid, the reports about the Argentine planning to leave the club next season are also hot on heels with the addition to the rumors that Florentino Pérez is eyeing Neymar to be the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s replacement.
But that’s not all. According to some reports by Spanish Daily, the infamous but feasibly constructive feud between Cristiano Ronaldo And Sergio Ramos is also said to be on its vertex with both the players having disagreements on how the current squad is panning out.
While Ronaldo believes that Zinedine Zidane and the skipper, have failed to replace the players who left in the previous transfer window, Sergio Ramos says that he is happy with the pool of talent that they have and it’s just a bad phase for the club.
While the world is trying to get to the core of this ‘said’ feud, Marcelo Vieira has shed some light on what is happening on the field as well as in the dressing room.
During a press-meet after the goalless draw between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Marcelo said,
“I don’t know anything about whether or not Ronaldo is unhappy. I don’t know if there’s been something with Sergio Ramos either. I just want to play football and I don’t know if they’ve been fighting.”
Now after this statement, it seems like Marcelo has opted for the ‘no comments’ approach as he has neither accepted nor declined the rumor.
Everything said and done, the Cristiano Ronaldo we see on the field doesn’t justify him being the favorite for the upcoming Ballon d’Or which he is expected to lift for the fifth time. Moreover, with Lionel Messi’s tally of 16 goals in 18 appearances for Barcelona in all competition this season, his arch-rival seems to have faded away in Spanish dominance.
In the end, all we can hope for is Cristiano Ronaldo finding his form before it’s too late and his decision of leaving Real Madrid remains in his hands. With his of just 8 goals in 14 appearances and the lowest conversion rate among the top 5 footballers in the league, there is a lot of ground Ronaldo has to cover, even if he wants a transfer next season.