Since Christiano Ronaldo‘s departure from Santiago Bernabeau , the Los Blancos are not the same . His absence has really affected the team and that is visible looking at their recent results. But according to Star Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois , the dressing room of the Los Blancos is not affected by his departure.
Real Madrid’s all-time record goalscorer Ronaldo joined the Italian Champions Juventus in July and his departure showed the drop in the performance of the Los Blancos.
Courtois arrived from Chelsea a month on from Ronaldo’s departure and the Belgium international insists the spectre of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner does not linger over Madrid’s season.
He said :
He is not being talked about in the locker room,” Courtois said in an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad .
It is mainly the press that drops his name. There were matches that we lost in which we got 10 chances but did not score.
At the same time he scores two for Juventus. Then it’s easy to talk about him.
Courtois is really considering the void left by Ronaldo which is unable to be filled by Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale . While capable Bale is still struggling with persistent injury struggles
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If Ronaldo leaves and there is no real top attacker in his place, you know that it will be a difficult year,” he said.
You take 50 goals away.
You hope that Benzema or Bale will score more and partly they do that too. We are making progress in the last few weeks.
We have won the Club World Cup, are still active in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.
Okay, in La Liga we are 10 points behind. But sometimes Barcelona also has difficult matches that they win in the last minute.
Maybe it’s a bit of a transitional year. For me it does not matter much if the first year is less if the next ones are top – Courtois commented
Indeed, Courtois sees equal with his first season at Atletico Madrid. That association that ended with him helping Diego Simeone’s men to their unforgettable Liga triumph in 2013-14.