Coach Fabio Capello has fingered Cristiano Ronaldo as the major problem plaguing Real Madrod at the moment.
For Capello, the perceived lack of fitness of Ronaldo is turning a big issue for Real Madrid and they will have to navigate themselves out of the rough patch fast if they are to save their season.
Coach Zinedine Zidane’s men have stuttered in LaLiga, with three consecutive draws seeing them slip to second behind city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo has only played four of seven league games after a delayed start to his season due to a knee injury, with just a goal and an assist to his name thus far.
And Capello feels that the Portugal captain’s lack of fitness is what is costing Madrid, insisting that he is “not well physically”.
“The problem for Real Madrid now is Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told Onda Cero.
“Because he is not well physically and is their best player.”
It is yet to be seen if any of the other Real Madrid players will up their game to help their team.