Thibaut Courtois says that Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal scoring exploits are missed in Real Madrid but the former Real Madrid star is not discussed in the dressing room.
“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. 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 LaLiga 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.”