Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo hails La Liga and Jose Mourinho as the ‘best’
Cristiano Ronaldo believes the La Liga title will once again resemble a two-horse race at the end of the season. The Portuguese confidently predicted a strong comeback from Real Madrid, even though the defending champions are eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and five points from second-placed derby rivals Atletico Madrid.
“I'm sure it will be just the two of us, I don't want to rule out anyone else, but I think it will be between us and Barca again,” Cristiano Ronaldo said in an interview to CNN. “I don't remember in the last ten years a rivalry like the one we have, it's good for the game.
“Football fans are enjoying something unique, players from the past say that this league is harder than ever so I think the Spanish league is the best in the world right now, with the best two teams and the best players.”
Real Madrid will on the road against Levante on Sunday. It will be a tough match for them as Levante have been in good form against Real Madrid in the past. Real Madrid faced a 1-0 defeat at their home last season and recorded a goalless draw two years ago.
Cristiano Ronaldo will most probably play as Real Madrid’s lone striker due to injuries to Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema. Jose Callejon might get a rare start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Reserve team striker Alvaro Morata might also make an appearance. Jose Mourinho will benefit from the return of his Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao.
Real Madrid are under a severe injury crisis for the past couple of months. Moreover, Jose Mourinho has been juggling with injury and locker room problems since the beginning of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and the Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas have been involved in quandaries in the locker room or with Jose Mourinho.
In an interview to CNN World Sport Cristiano Ronaldo talked about his relationship with the Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.
“Well, my relationship with him is perfect,” Cristiano Ronaldo said.
“I’m sure 100%, 200% that he is the best. Because he deserves, he shows every country who’s the best because he wins all the leagues.
“So, for me the best coach has to show many places and he has shown.”