Pepe: Ronaldo can fire Real Madrid to success
Portugal and Real Madrid defender Pepe believes that Cristiano Ronaldo can guide Los Blancos to success in this new era of Galacticos. However, Pepe also underlined the need for the whole team to get behind the â‚¬ 94 million signing. Speaking to AS, the Portuguese international explained:
â€œHe can bring many things to Madrid, certainly titles. But Cristiano canâ€™t do it alone because he doesnâ€™t play by himself and that is something everyone must realise,â€
â€œHe has the whole team behind him and he has to work hard, too. If we are consistent, Cristiano will be able to shine. With his quality, his class and his talent he will help us a lot in fighting for all the titles.â€
Cristiano Ronaldo is not bad like the media show it
There has been so much negative talks over Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s behaviour in the media but Pepe thinks of Ronaldo differently. He said:
â€œItâ€™s normal that people have a distorted image of Cristiano because the press nowadays focus more on the issues off the pitch,â€
â€œBut Cristiano is very professional. He is very focused on his football and he follows the timetable exactly. He is a humble man, despite of all his surroundings. He doesnâ€™t lose sight of the fact that heâ€™s from Madeira.â€
â€œFor the time being, everything is going brilliantly,â€ Pepe continued talking about the situation in the dressing room.
â€œEveryone jokes around with him [Ronaldo] and soon, he will integrate fully into his new environment.â€
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in Ireland with the rest of the squad. Real Madrid are due to play Shamrock Rovers in a friendly match on June 20.
Written by: Angela Asante