Ronaldo backtracks on teammate claim

Cristiano Ronaldo has clarified that he was referring to Real Madrid’s fitness levels, not individual quality, during his post-Atletico Madrid rant on Saturday.

The Portuguese caused a stir when he claimed Los Blancos “would be top if everyone was on my level” in wake of the side’s 1-0 derby defeat, but he has since backtracked on his remarks and made it clear he was not criticising his colleagues.

“When I spoke, I was referring to my physical level, not as a player,” he told Radio Marca.

“I’m not better than any of my teammates.”

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