It’s not very common not seeing Cristiano Ronaldo in the topscorer list in La Liga. After 11 games in the championship, the Portuguese has only scored one goal, although he missed the first four games due to suspension. Meantime, Leo Messi has scored 12 goals, Simone Zaza 9 or Cedric Bakambu 8 nets.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration keeps growing in these days. In the game against UD Las Palmas he was completely desperate as he couldn’t find the net. Some of the players tried to cheer him up and even Zidane tried to hide the star’s feelings: “Cristiano gave the assist, and I know he was very happy with it”, the manager lied.
The Portuguese wasn’t happy at all after the game and he had the serious face. “If he doesn’t score, he goes home in a bad mood”, Sergio Ramos said after the game. And this is indeed what happened and the numbers don’t lie. Cristiano Ronaldo is the player with more shots in La Liga, 48, but he has only found the net once, against Getafe.
In the half time, even Jesús Vallejo, who was making his debut in La Liga, dared to cheer him up: “It will go in, we’re nearly there. You’ll get one. Patience.” But Cristiano Ronaldo has no patience and this is why he’s one of the best players of the world, because he’s always finding the net and trying to improve his performances.
Fernando Santos has not called him to play with Portugal, so he will have two weeks to rest and train to prepare the derby against Atlético Madrid. Hopefully, he recovers the calm and the serenity to score and make the difference. No one doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo will go back in track, but the team needs him as soon as possible and the desperation only prevent him to play at his best.
This situation changed when Cristiano Ronaldo listen to the Champions League music. The Portuguese is the topscorer in this competition this season, with 6 goals. The curse is not valid in Europe and he keeps making the difference in the best competition of the world.