Luis Figo called Cristiano Ronaldo is an important player for Real Madrid and they are so missed his contribution when CR7 absent.
At the beginning of this season, Ronaldo get sanctions ban five times on the domestic stage. The sanctions he got because he received a red card (due to get two yellow cards) and pushed the referee in the match against Barcelona in the first leg Supercopa de Espana in mid-August.
The absence itself appears to have an effect on the performance of El Real. Zinedine Zidane's squad had won two consecutive draws against Valencia and Levante.
Then, surprisingly they also lost 0-1 at home to Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu. As a result they are now lagging far enough from Barcelona at the top of the standings.
Figo also mentioned that Ronaldo does have a significant meaning for Los Blancos. Evidently, when the Portugal player was absent Madrid looked a little limp.
"Yes, of course, he's a very important player for the team," said the 2000 edition of the Ballon d'Or winner to Omnisport.
"He is out of five games and the team missed his goal and his contribution. Now everything is all right and I think the team will achieve the goals they are targeting at the start of the season," Figo said.
Madrid itself has been able to rise after the defeat against Betis. El Real could win three consecutive games against Alaves, Borussia Dortmund and Getafe. (omni / dim)