By Boluwatife Ezekiel Olaleye
Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos believes the reason some of his Real Madrid teammates do not like Cristiano Ronaldo is because of his attitude on the pitch.
Ronaldo, 32, has struggled for form this season, netting seven La Liga goals in Real’s poor start to the campaign.
Sergio Ramos reveals why some teammates do not like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Already eight points behind Barcelona in the table, frustrations are already beginning to show at Los Blancos with Ronaldo becoming annoyed.
Nobody can question Ronaldo’s desire to win matches for his team but the Portuguese superstar has received criticism in his career for not always being a team player.
And when things are not going his way the 32-year-old often struggles to curb his emotions during a game.
This was made clear during Madrid’s 3-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday when Ronaldo chose not to celebrate Isco’s goal with his team-mates despite providing the assist for the Spaniard.
And while Ramos is not surprised by his actions he does feel it is perhaps not the best reaction in helping his team-mates.
The pair remain good friends and teammates
Ramos while speaking to Spanish radio show El Larguero said: “Well, if we’re going to get into whether or not it’s something that’s annoying, I guess at the end of the day, it doesn’t help the interests of the team, right?”
“All of the squad probably have their own opinion, maybe some are more affected by it than others, but we’re not going to change the way Cris is at this stage.
He then added: “He’s always been the same, so it doesn’t surprise me that even though we won 3-0 he had that look on his face because he didn’t score.
“It could be that it’s not the best way to go about things, and yeah, maybe there are some who don’t like that type of gesture but speaking for me personally, to be honest I don’t care if Cris scores, or if Isco scores, or if Keylor [Navas] or Kiko Casilla come up and score with a header.
Ramos believes that while Ronaldo is very important to the team that he is also focused on individual awards
“The satisfaction is the same for me as if I’d scored it myself.
“Obviously Cris has a different role, he’s playing for the Golden Boot, for the Ballon d’Or and a lot of individual titles that are influenced by the goals he scores and that sort of thing but I think that above all you can’t hold it against him because he gives the team so much that it’s difficult to get annoyed with him over this gesture or that.”
Ronaldo will be hoping to get on the scoresheet for Madrid when they take on rivals Atletico after the international break.