Ronaldo: It's business only with Benzema, Bale - no tapas

AP , Tuesday 16 Feb 2016

For Cristiano Ronaldo, team spirit doesn't involve sharing tapas with Real Madrid strike partners Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (Photo: Reuters)

Just like he never went to the pub with teammates while at Manchester United.

Ahead of Madrid's Champions League match at Roma on Wednesday, Ronaldo was asked if his relationships with Benzema and Bale have contributed to Madrid's slow start in La Liga.

Ronaldo responded, ''When I was at Manchester winning the Champions League, with some players like (Ryan) Giggs, (Rio) Ferdinand and (Paul) Scholes our discussions were limited to 'Good morning' and 'Good night.' But when we were on the pitch together there was total understanding.

Ronaldo added, ''I don't need to go out for dinner with Benzema or Bale. What counts is what happens on the pitch.''

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