Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has revealed reason why Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness issues is the main cause of the Los Blancos dip in form.
Real Madrid has gone four matches without a win in all competitions after equalling Barcelona’s 16-game winning streak in the La Liga. Capello has now claimed that Ronaldo’s fitness problems since returning from the Euro 2016 tournament.
The Italian told Onda Cero: “The problem for Real Madrid now is Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Because he is not well physically and is their best player.”
“Against Las Palmas we saw something unique,” he said, speaking in his column after that game. “It’s the first time Ronaldo has been replaced at Real Madrid for tactical reasons. It’s never happened before.
“Only Zidane could do that, because nobody else is brave enough to do so, but Ronaldo is not in good form.
“Ronaldo should only be upset at himself. He’s peaked physically, and now I think Zidane is responding to that.
“Rotation is the name of the game for the top three teams in La Liga, it appears Ronaldo is going to be a part of that.”
Real Madrid who drew 1-1 with Eibar last Sunday currently sit second place on the La Liga table and will hope to return to winning ways.