Real Sociedad left-back Yuri Berchiche told Marca that the Spanish Capital club Real Madrid are a better team without the club’s talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, Real Madrid fans may not forgive the Sociedad man for his comments over their beloved Champions forward, but the player has a strong point. Real Sociedad are set to play Real Madrid in the La Liga this weekend and Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss the tie after the Portuguese suffered a knock in his hamstring earlier this month.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed Real Madrid’s 2-3 win over Rayo Vallecano and the Champions League clash against Manchester City through injury. Ronaldo scored 47 goals in 44 games for Real Madrid in all the competitions this season and is heavily missed in the game against Manchester City as Real Madrid lacked a spearhead in the attack in the final. With Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez all are more involved in creating and tracking the City forwards back, Real Madrid needed a strong presence up the field where they missed the Portuguese’ presence.
Real Sociedad put Barcelona’s title hopes in despair as they defeated the defending La Liga champions which neglected the point gap between Barcelona and second-placed Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid are also in the title hunt who are just a point behind the first and second placed teams. With just three match weeks to play, the La Liga title is open wider than ever. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead Real Madrid in the last stages of the season, but the Portuguese’ injury is real step back.
“Not coming up against Ronaldo has its good and bad sides.”
“Without him they are stronger when defending as a block and they leave less space.”
“With Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, they stay more up the field, adding very little to Real Madrid,” the player told Marca.