Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hit back at his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo following the forward’s dig at his former side.
The Portugal international has claimed last week that he is seeing a big difference insisting that Juventus is like a family compared to Madrid.
Ronaldo opted to end his nine-year association with the Bernabeu side in July this summer and signed a four-year contract with the Italian champions after completing a €100m transfer.
“It’s the biggest club in Italy and one of the best in the world, so it was an easy decision. It’s different here, it’s like a family,” said Ronaldo.
However, when asked about Ronaldo’s comments, Ramos replied that the European champions can cope without Ronaldo.
“Here were have always felt like a family, so I don’t know what he was talking about,” said Ramos, when asked about Ronaldo suggesting the atmosphere at Juventus is different to that at Real.
“We have had lots of success, which is because we are a family and he was part of that family, which we have continued to have.”
“It’s obviously a negative when you lose a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, but we can continue to win and in Real Madrid’s history many have come and gone, but Real Madrid continue to win.”
“No one is above Real Madrid, whatever happens, Real Madrid will continue to live on and it was his choice to leave.”
“The decisions are not mine to make, but the doors are always open to those that want to be part of Real Madrid.”
“Losing Ronaldo was hard, but no player is above Real Madrid and we still have the hunger to improve and win more titles.”
“The mindset we have is more important than any individuals in the team.”
Ronaldo, who joined Los Blancos from Manchester United in 2009, helped the La Liga giants to win 15 trophies including two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies.