Ronaldo Went Home Upset
Real Madrid beat Las Palmas 3-0 on Sunday evening but Cristiano Ronaldo still went home “upset”.
The European champions, fresh from a shock domestic defeat at Girona and a Champions League loss at Tottenham, regained their usual swagger with a comfortable win at the Bernabeu.
Casemiro calmed the nerves with a header shortly before half-time and Isco closed the scoring with a close-range finish and Marcos Asensio scored a stunner. Ronaldo, meanwhile, clipped the woodwork on three separate occasions.
The 32-year-old has now scored just one goal in his past four games and Ramos revealed that the Portugal forward always heads home unhappy if he doesn’t score, regardless of the result.
Cristiano goes home upset when he doesn’t score, but he does make a difference,” Ramos told Movistar Partidazo.
“Cristiano and Karim [Benzema] will score goals soon enough.
“We do not worry if they have only scored a few goals because they both make a difference and what matters is winning.”
On Asensio, Ramos added: “It’s very good that he scores those goals, he has an innate talent and I hope he continues to have some luck in front of the goal.
“I’ve said several times that you have to leave this boy calm, do not put stones in his backpack.
This victory has come to improve our confidence and this is the way to recover from our results.”
Las Palmas coach Pako Ayesteran has now overseen six successive league defeats and is rumoured to be facing the sack.
“I’m focused on getting the most out of this team,” he said in the face of speculation.
“They have shown that they are committed and involved and the rest is not in our hands.
“I am proud of the team, we got positive things from this game, including a first half where we controlled the game.”