Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed his Real Madrid teammates after Saturday’s derby defeat to Atletico Madrid, claiming Los Blancos could be top of the table if other players were on the same level as him.
Antoine Griezmann’s second-half strike sealed a 1-0 win for Atletico, leaving Zinedine Zidane’s side nine points behind La Liga leader Barcelona, which also has a game in hand.
"If everyone was as good as me, maybe we would be first,” Ronaldo said. “If a team does not play with the best it is difficult to win a long competition.
"I do like playing with Karim [Benzema], with [Gareth] Bale, Marcelo, I am not saying that others are not good. For example, Danilo has today been the best on the pitch. From what the press says it seems like I am doing shit but the numbers and statistics do not lie. They are there."