Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: I want Ronaldo to play against Munich

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: I want Ronaldo to play against Munich


Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the CEO of Bayern Munich, has said he wants to see Cristiano Ronaldo in the Real Madrid team when the two teams meet later this week.

The Champions League holders visit the Spanish capital on Wednesday for the first leg of their semi-final clash, but the Portugal star is a doubt having missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old has scored 45 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions so far this season. His 14 goals in the Champions League is a joint-record with Leo Messi for the most amount scored in a single campaign.

And while most opposition players, managers and staff may prefer to take on Los Blancos without Ronaldo, Rummenigge told TZ he wants his side to play against the best players.

“I always want to ensure that the best players are on the pitch because the semi-finals are a great spectacle shown all over the world,” he said.

“The other game [Atletico Madrid-Chelsea] is also good but if Real Madrid play Bayern Munich, then it is the game the whole world will be watching. I always wish for the best players to be on the pitch, but whether Ronaldo will be fit, I cannot say now.”