Carvalho: Ronaldo will stay at Madrid

Monaco defender Ricardo Carvalho is confident that Cristiano Ronaldo will renew his contract at Real Madrid.

The Portuguese defender left Santiago Bernabeu this summer for the French club, but the veteran centre-back believes that his international teammate will stay with Los Blancos, whilst also commenting on Lionel Messi and Fabio Coentrao's future.

“Cristiano will renew his contract,” he told A Bola.

“Every player who has quit Real Madrid will have regretted it later. Cristiano is a winner, he always wants to play and win and that’s why I am in no doubt that he will continue with Madrid.

“Cristiano is a more complete player than Messi and I am not just saying that because I am Portuguese, looking at it objectively, it’s what I think.

“I think that Fabio wants to move on because he thinks that it would be the best thing for him to do career-wise.

“Personally, I think he should continue because he meets Madrid’s requirements. He played well in practically every game last season; he’s a great left-back – to the points where he even made a few of his critics change their opinion about him.

“I do think that he has a place at Real Madrid.”

Carvalho then commented on his time in the capital and the fans at Bernabeu.

“They can be quite fussy. When everything is going well, they give you a lot of support but when things are going badly, they show their unhappiness because they are very demanding.

“But for me, I like fans to be like that – putting pressure on players so that they don’t relax and getting the best out of everyone’s who’s on the pitch.”

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