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