Jorge Valdano: Anxious Ronaldo will be at his full best
Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to dazzle, fool defenders, shoot and score, as he did during his spell at Manchester United.
However, Real Madridâ€™s director Jorge Valdano thinks that Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s slowness to prove his â‚¬ 94 million value is just a matter of anxiety. The Argentine man explained:
“We saw this with Zidane. He [Cristiano] may have some anxiety because he is professional and is always trying to be the best.
“I liked what I saw in the first game; he scored a penalty and was involved in a couple of good moves. If we wait a few games we will see who he really is.”
Meanwhile, ahead of Saturdayâ€™s La Liga encounter in Barcelona, Espanyolâ€™s new skipper Ivan de la Pena declared:
“Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have to prove anything. I saw him play against Deportivo La Coruna and I liked him.â€
Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldo got his name on the scoring sheet on the first day of the season thanks to a well-taken penalty goal. Still, statistics prove that Ronaldo couldnâ€™t manage accurate shots on target.
So, is Ivan de la Pena speaking the whole truth or is he trying to play the mind game?
Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor
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