Ronaldo: Tottenham lucky to win

Cristiano Ronaldo claims Real Madrid did not deserve to lose 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League. “Their first goal was offside…”

Madrid fell to their second straight defeat on Wednesday, prompting talk of a difficult period for the club, but Ronaldo – who scored Los Blancos’ only goal against Spurs – insisted their problems were not as they seemed.

“It’s a bad time for us because we’re losing and we’re used to winning,” the attacker said after the game.

“It’s a bad patch for us, but we want to change it and I’m sure we will. This is the beginning, we still have a lot of time to improve and I’m convinced that we will.

“There’s been no harm done, but bad runs aren’t good and we have to change things.

“We have to admit that we aren’t as we’d like to be. I don’t see things to be so bad, but we have to be confident.

“Criticism? When you don’t win, people try to look for things, but I’m here talking, showing my face for my teammates, and I’m confident that things will change.

“Irritated on the pitch? It’s normal. When you’re losing, things don’t go the way you want them to and you want to help your teammates,

“It was a very big blow to go 3-0 down, although for me it wasn’t a good reflection of what happened on the pitch.

“Their first goal was offside, just like the other day. Our attitude is to run and fight, like it was at Girona.

“My renewal? I have four more years on my contract and that’s enough for me. I don’t want a new contract. I’m feeling very good as I am.”