Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa says team mate Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is a bull’ and will be fine for the title run in after fears he had injured his hamstring and could miss the title run in.
Fans were fearing the worst when the 31-year-old limped off the field on Tuesday evening holding his hamstring as Los Blancos beat Villarreal 3-0 to maintain the gap between them and the top two at just one point.
Ronaldo took to Instagram later in the evening to reassure supporters he was fine and thanked them for their concern.
And Arbeloa hailed his team mate by saying: “Ronaldo is like a bull. There is no problem.”
The Spanish media have debated in the past couple of days whether the game against Rayo Vallecano, a team struggling at the foot of the table, is a good chance for boss Zinedine Zidane to rest Ronaldo ahead of next week’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester City.
When quizzed about whether La Liga’s leading scorer should be involved in Vallecas, Arbeloa insisted it is a matter between the three-time Ballon d’Or winner and Zidane.