‘Ronaldo booing forgotten’

Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says booing aimed at Cristiano Ronaldo by Real Madrid fans has been forgotten about by the player.

The Italian tactician said the abuse only occurred because of one incident when the Portuguese didn’t pass the ball to a teammate.

“Ronaldo is calm and motivated,” Ancelotti told the media today. “The booing from Saturday has been forgotten about.

“The explanation is that he didn’t pass the ball to another player, not because of anything else.

“I don’t think Cristiano could have done any more than he has this season. He has done his best for the group.”

The former Milan boss then discussed his team’s chances in their upcoming Champions League quarter final tie with Dortmund.

“I think that the atmosphere is good. We’re motivated, we’re up for it and we’re ready to give 100 per cent.

“When I talk about being up for it, I don’t just mean the players but everyone connected to Real Madrid.

“There’ll be a very good atmosphere at the Bernabeu and the fans are going to help us.

“Bale will play in attack, not at left back. We have a lot of options. Bale at left back isn’t an option.

“Dortmund are missing an important player in Lewandowski, but they defend well and break dangerously. We need to show our quality.

“Jurgen Klopp is doing a fantastic job. He did very well last year and I congratulate him on that. He’s a Coach who prepares his team very well tactically.

“What has happened in the past isn’t very important, it’s about what is to come.

“We started the competition well, doing well in the Group Stage and Last 16.

“Now we want to continue in this competition and that’s all. I think Atletico Madrid are very competitive too but it’s difficult to say who the favourite is.”

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