Cristiano Ronaldo defended Real Madrid’s slow start against Deportivo tonight and insists that the team are ready to win at Barcelona.
Los Blancos head into next weekend’s Clasico at Camp Nou off the back of a 5-1 win tonight against Depor.
Despite the result that saw Ronaldo net a hat-trick, he was taking questions on the slow start that saw the Galicians open the scoring.
“The truth is that we were apathetic in the game, but afterwards we came back well from being 1-0 down,” the Portuguese told reporters afterwards.
“This was a very important win. We are fine, we know that we cannot drop further points. We know that Barcelona will be difficult.
“We have played strongly, but we have to stay focused and confident that we can win there, we will win.”