Tuesday September 18 2018
‘Ronaldo already Madrid’s history’

Sergio Ramos has warned Roma that Real Madrid have already moved on from Cristiano Ronaldo but ‘wishes him all the best’.

Ronaldo’s goals fired Madrid to three consecutive Champions League but left the club to join Juventus in an Italian-record deal over the summer, and Ramos accepts Los Blancos ‘can no longer live’ on the No 7’s achievements.

“We feel pride and responsibility for our three consecutive Champions Leagues, but they weren’t won by chance,” the defender said at a Press conference for Roma’s trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

“We have to maintain the ambition and desire to win. Cristiano marked an era and overcame all the challenges he faced, but we can no longer live on what he did here.

“Now we have to fill the void he left and we’ll keep competing at the same level. We wish him all the best, as long as he doesn’t cross paths with us. Life goes on.

“Cristiano gave us a lot and [him leaving] took a bit out of us. Now we have to adapt to a new style and have another way to hurt our opponents.

“More than being a favourite, you have to look like one, as [former Spain boss] Luis Aragones once said.

“You have to believe, but without getting too carried away. I’m convinced that we can win it again.”

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