Ronaldo says Real Madrid have not been playing well in recent weeks and says they have not won enough games to make it back to the Champions League.
The Portuguese superstar, 31, has made his first appearance for Real Madrid since joining the Spanish giants from Manchester United for a reported £50m last summer and believes he is a key player for the club.
“We are not playing as good as we have shown in recent games,” Ronaldo told a news conference.
“In the Champions league, we played well but I don’t think we have won enough of them.
We have to improve a lot.”
Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Real Sociedad on Wednesday and Ronaldo believes the defeat was a blow for them.
“The Real Madrid team is struggling,” he said.
“I think we need to improve.
I think this defeat is a blow.”
He added: “It’s not the worst defeat we have faced but it’s disappointing.
I don�t think we can get out of this.
We must get better.”
Ronaldo is on the bench for the rest of the European campaign after the Portuguese international was dropped for the defeat at home to Sporting Lisbon.
“When I came back to training, I felt tired and I thought I could not do anything.
It was difficult for me to train,” he added.”
For me it’s not so bad to miss games but for the players it’s hard.
It’s a shame, it was a game that I thought would be a great experience.”
It’s hard to take.
We will have to analyse it and we will see how it goes.
We need to get stronger and we need a win.
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