Sergio Ramos believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Tuesday proved Real Madrid “need him”.
Ronaldo rescued Madrid from a 2-0 deficit in their quarter-final tie by scoring all three goals in a 3-0 victory to send Los Blancos into the last four for the sixth consecutive season, prompting Ramos to take a shot at the forward’s critics.
“It was sensational, from the first minute to the last,” the defender said after the game, UEFA.com reports.
“When the fans really get behind the team they are like another player.
“The team played with all its spirit. I have always said it, despite not having the best run, Ronaldo is crucial.
“For those who doubted Ronaldo, he has vindicated himself again. We need him.”