Capello: Real Madrid lost a mental and technical leader after Ronaldo exit

Former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello talks about Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit in a recent interview.

The Italian will always remain inexorably linked to Real but now, aged 73 and retired from coaching, he surveys the scene at the Bernabeu from afar.

“Cristiano is fundamental for every team (he plays in),” Capello told Sportsmail.

“Real Madrid suffered from his farewell and while (Karim) Benzema took his place, but they lost a mental and technical leader.”