Real Madrid will continue to win trophies despite the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, former midfielder Claude Makelele believes.
Currently the Coach of Belgian club Eupen, the former deep-lying midfielder does not believe the Portuguese star’s departure will lead to a barren spell for his former club.
“Real Madrid are Real Madrid, and they will remain the same club even though Cristiano Ronaldo is now gone,” Makelele told reporters.
“In football the generations change and in a club you need to manage that transition and you need to make tough decisions to let players go, but you will continue to win trophies.
“When you have won three Champions League titles in a row and four in five years, then the mentality is different.
“You need to continue working hard, to make sure you bounce back again because these competitions are tough, really tough.”