"Cristiano Ronaldo is not in form," says former Real Madrid director Arrigo Sacchi
Former Real Madrid director Arrigo Sacchi believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s form has taken a huge dip this season and has been unable to beat opponents for quite a while now despite his more than adequate goalscoring record.
Sacchi, who had served as the sporting director for the Los Blancos during the 2004-05 season, was speaking on Italian Television Mediaset following Real Madrid’s elimination from the Champions League on Thursday after their 3-2 aggregate loss to Juventus.
"It's been three months since Cristiano Ronaldo got away from an opponent. He scores, because he's a fighter, but he's not in form," said Sacchi as quoted by Spanish agency AS.
It was Ronaldo who had scored both of the goals against Juventus. However, all of his efforts went in vain after Madrid’s own academy graduate, Alvaro Morata had scored an equalising goal at the Bernabeu.
But, if you take a good look at his numbers this season, the variation in his form is quite apparent. After having scored a staggering 32 goals from 25 appearances in 2014 this season, Ronaldo’s goal ratio has come down from 1.28 goals per matches to 0.85 since the start of the new year (23 goals in 27 matches.)
That is certainly something Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti would want to take a good look at.