Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is not 100% fit, but will play against Rayo Vallecano this weekend, manager Carlo Ancelotti has said.
Reports in the press have suggested the Portugal frontman is suffering from a tendonitis problem in his left knee. Despite the issue, the 29-year-old has still managed to find the net in his last nine games for club and country.
Speaking to the press after training at Valdebebas, Italian boss Ancelotti revealed the problem, but said it isn’t serious enough to prevent Ronaldo playing games or training properly.
“Ronaldo has a small issue but it is does not stop him training normally or hamper him in games,” Ancelotti stated.
“Tomorrow he will play as normal. He trained well today, and has no problem. He has confidence. If things get worse naturally he would rest. But at the moment everyone is relaxed. It is a very, very small problem which can heal in the coming days as he trains and plays.”
The manager also spoke about the recent setbacks in the league, but said he was confident the team would get back to winning ways at the weekend. “What we have lost is that we no longer depend on ourselves in La Liga,” he said. “But we still have confidence as the defeats were not due to problems in our play.