Sergio Ramos has questioned comments by former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and insisted Real Madrid’s dressing room is ‘a family’.
Ronaldo left for Juventus in a €100m deal earlier this summer and has said about the Bianconeri: “this club is different (compared to Madrid), everyone is very friendly, the fans too, like a family.”
Ramos is cited by Diario AS of telling reports ahead of the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid in Tallinn: “I am not sure what Cristiano meant with those comments.
“Madrid has always felt like a family, that feeling has been a big part of our success and I am not sure what he meant, if he was hitting out at the dressing room or possibly those at the top of the club.
“Losing Cristiano was obviously not a good thing for us but this club always moves on and will continue to win trophies and titles, the drive and motivation will never stop.
“He is one of many great players who has left Madrid and they have continued to grow stronger, and as with Zinedine Zidane leaving, we wish them all the best but hopefully it does not stop us.
“A Ronaldo replacement? That is the decision of the president, not us. We always say the door is open for new arrivals but it is more important to have the right mentality than any other talent.”