"We do what we can, we try to play good football, score goals and circulate the ball, but it's not happening for us".
Defending champions Madrid and their stuttering season continued on Monday (AEDT), held to a 2-2 draw by hosts Celta Vigo.
Having played their first match of the year in the city of Soria on Thursday evening in the Copa Del Rey against Numancia, Real Madrid are on the road once more this weekend for their first league encounter in 2018.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he has no "need" for a new goalkeeper, despite reports suggesting that the club are on the verge of bringing in Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao. This has all helped Celta to pick up 21 points for the season so far, but their form in their last five games, in which they have only won twice, is threatening to force them into a relegation battle for the season to come. "For now I'll only talk about the players that I have, out of respect for them".
'They're key players and seeing that they're ready for these next games makes me happy'. "What happened the other day is that on Thursday he continued feeling bad and we made a decision to do a resonance and the result is that he has something and like always we don't want to take risks", Zidane spoke about missing Ramos.
Tax evasion allegations by Spanish authorities have also damaged Ronaldo's resolve to stay, it's said. After 16 games they have 31 points which they have accumulated from nine wins and four draws, while they have scored 30 goals and conceded 14 times. The newspaper said that leaving La Liga would have the same impact on the rest of the Barcelona squad, whether they have specific clauses or not, because it would represent a substantial change to the circumstances under which they signed their contracts.