Ramos: "Sometimes Cristiano and me have disagreements"

Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique

Reports of a rift between Ronaldo and Ramos surfaced earlier this season, with Madrid struggling in LaLiga.

Ronaldo has lived up to his high standards in the Champions League in which he is the top scorer with eight goals from five games and on course become the top marskman in Europe's elite competition for a sixth straight year.

And speaking at a news conference ahead of Wednesday's final Group H game at home to Borussia Dortmund, with his team having qualified, Zidane said: "I repeat myself a lot, say the same thing every three days, and even I get exhausted of it".

"He will keep trying until the goals come".

The champions have found it more hard than usual to break down opposing defences this season, with the lack of goalscoring form of all their top dogs, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Bemzema, raising eyebrows. Marca has highlighted that Morata alone had scored four goals as a substitute at this stage last season.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists January market plans can wait.

However, they have now drawn blanks in three of their last nine La Liga outings against Real Betis, Atletico Madrid and on Saturday in a 0-0 stalemate at Athletic Bilbao.

Following Saturday's 0-0 La Liga draw at Athletic Bilbao, AS compared this season so far to 2015-16 under Rafa Benitez, and pointed out that Zidane's side now have two fewer points and have scored seven fewer goals with 14 games played than they had under the current Newcastle boss.

"But I am calm because I know that sooner or later that will change".

"Madridismo, the people who love us, have not forgotten what this team has done, me neither".

"We also can't forget what this team has achieved".

The European champions host Sevilla on Saturday before jetting off to Abu Dhabi for the Club World Cup and then face Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Dec 23.

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