Real Madrid could cope after Cristiano Ronaldo departure, insists Raul


Real Madrid legend Raul has said that the Spanish giants will recover from star player Cristinao Ronaldo’s exit when the Portuguese player finally call it a day.

While talking to AS Raul was confident that Real Madrid have a quality side and in Ronaldo’s absence the team will continue moving forward and will not be hampered by the star player’s exit.

Last season, Ronaldo went past Raul’s club scoring mark before leading Real Madrid to their 11th Champions League crown in May.

“There is definitely life after Ronaldo,” Raul told AS.

“What Cristiano has been doing is huge, but Madrid have a great team with players who can still offer more. The important things is that they keep working as a unit.

“Cristiano has been the top scorer for the last seven seasons or so. Nobody expected him to perform like this, he has an incredible desire to meet his objectives and keep working.

“I have a good relationship with him. And there is a mutual admiration. It’s a shame that we played together for just one year, but it was an important year and we had a connection.”