Defender Sergio Ramos has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for his comments after leaving Real Madrid for Juventus.
After nine successful years at Real, Ronaldo joined Juventus in a £105m deal last month. The 33-year-old left the club after being tired of club president Florentino Pérez’s refusal to give him a massive pay rise.
Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to aim a dig at Real by praising Juventus as a ‘family’, recently saying: "Since I was a child, I looked at this team and I hoped one day I could play there. It’s the biggest club in Italy and one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision. It’s different here, it’s like a family."
And Now Sergio Ramos has hit back at his former teammate for those comments.
Speaking ahead of the European Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid, Ramos said: "Here we have always felt like a family, soI don’t know what he was talking about. We have had lots of success, which is because we are a family and he was part of that family, which we have continued to have. It’s obviously a negative when you lose a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, but we can continue to win and in Real Madrid’s history many have come and gone, but Real Madrid continue to win. No one is above Real Madrid, whatever happens Real Madrid will continue to live on and it was his choice to leave. The decisions are not mine to make, but the doors are always open to those that want to be part of Real Madrid. Losing Ronaldo was hard, but no player is above Real Madrid and we still have the hunger to improve and win more titles. The mindset we have is more important than any individuals in the team."