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Abidal gets Cristiano Ronaldo's back

The ex-Blaugrana understands that "sometimes, at the end of games, we say things we don't think"

Abidal gets Cristiano Ronaldo's back
Abidal gets Cristiano Ronaldo's back

The ex-Blaugrana understands that "sometimes, at the end of games, we say things we don't think"

Éric Abidal
Éric Abidal

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Last Saturday, after the defeat to Atlético Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu, Cristiano Ronaldo made explosive statements: "if the rest of the players (of Madrid) played at my level, we would surely be leaders." These words from the Portuguese have been largely commented, and even Jordi Mestre (Vice-President of Barça in charge of the Sports Department) affirmed, after the win against Sevilla, that "our players will never make such statements".

But not everyone was against Ronaldo in that case. Eric Abidal, talking to BeIN Sports, defended the Portuguese saying that "sometimes, at the end of games, we say things we don't think, or that we don't believe in." He also judged the work of Madrid's coach, Zinédine Zidane, who he thinks is "a winner and someone who wants to pass on his mentality to his players."