Ronaldo: Madrid were defeated because of Fatigue
Madrid – Real Madrid star player Cristiano Ronaldo spoke about crushing 0-4 defeat of Atletico Madrid last night. Ronaldo calls Madrid squad to experience fatigue.
Madrid visit to the Vicente Calderon on Saturday (02/07/2015) is less than three days after beating Sevilla 2-1 in the middle of this week. Ronaldo has just comeback after serving a suspension.
For Madrid, it was the first time they suffered the biggest defeat of rivals since the last lost by the same score in November 1987. It was also the worst defeat Los Blancos since beaten Barcelona 0-5 in 2010 ago.
“Because we are not fresh mentally or physically,” Ronaldo replied when asked how his team could suffer a major defeat like this. “But it was not supposed to dilhat as an excuse.”
“Many of the mistakes we made and we can not do anything to change it now. We have to hold your head up. There is no point feeling sorry for themselves – there are still plenty of games left and we are still at the top.”
“We were a little tired. Some players can not recover fitness of Wednesday’s match against Sevilla. Atletico would not be moved to a Sunday schedule but it is not the reason – we are not as fresh as usual,” he said in As.
Despite the defeat, Madrid still safe at the top after bagging 54 points four points clear of Barcelona in second and third Atletico. However, the difference with Barça be reduced to one point only if they can win the game on tonight.