Last year Cristiano Ronaldo played his best season since he is a professional footballer. The Portuguese star won the Champions League with Real Madrid and the Euro with Portugal. He also won the Golden Ball, FIFA Club World Cup and the European Super Cup. These have been the five titles that have proclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo the best player in 2016. In the current season he is not playing as well as the last one, and several Real Madrid supporters whistle at him because of his poor performances in the last games.
One of the main reasons is the number of matches the Portuguese striker played last season. Cristiano Ronaldo played 48 games with Los Blancos where he scored 51 goals and 16 assists (4300 minutes). This year he already had to rest in several games despite he missed the beginning of the season because of an injury. He finished the year very tired and in the Euro final he had to leave the pitch because he had muscular problems. Maybe that injury is extending to the present day, creating discomfort to the Portuguese star.
Another key may be Gareth Bale’s absence. The Portuguese and the Welshman have a good connection in the field. Cristiano Ronaldo receives many assists from Gareth Bale, and his performance grows when the Welshman is on the field.
Another reason is that when Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t score in two consecutive games he begins to have anxiety. The anxiety doesn’t allow him to take the best decisions. The current season he is playing in different positions. He is playing in several games as a striker and he looks a bit lost, because he has always played in the left wing, where he can show his great speed and his dribbling quality.
Cristiano Ronaldo must recover his best level this year because now Real Madrid will face the most important part of the season. The Portuguese player is very important for Los Blancos and when he is in a good level, the team plays much better.