Raul Albiol has spoken in defense of Real Madridâ€™s entire team against the publicâ€™s thoughts that Cristiano Ronaldo is indispensable for the Spanish giants.
The former Valencia defender first recognized the star wingerâ€™s potential by telling AS:
â€œCristiano Ronaldo is one of the best in the world, but we are a team.â€
Raul Albiol then pursued his explanation:
â€œWe possess many players. Despite being hit by injuries and suspensions, weâ€™ve proven that we will maintain our quality no matter who we affront.
â€œThe team [Real Madrid] has the capacity of winning with or without Cristiano Ronaldo.â€
The Spanish giants indeed defied all the odds by breaking their 19-season-curse at the Riazor stadium against Deportivo La Coruna last weekend; and they played without the presence of the suspended Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo will again be missing from Real Madridâ€™s squad this weekend. The Portuguese winger is completing his two match-ban sentence for breaking the nose of Malagaâ€™s Mtiliga two weeks ago.
Angela Asante, Footballfantalk.com