Real Madrid defender, Nacho has confessed that it was not the fault of the club that forward, Cristiano Ronaldo left the Santiago Bernabeu for Juventus.
Ronaldo left Madrid as their all-time highest goalscorer to join the Serie A champions last summer in a 100-million-euro deal.
Nancho said Ronaldo decided to leave the Los Blancos, admitting however that the 33-year-old was a player who makes difference.
The Spaniard also said that the Champions League holders would love to have the Portuguese captain back at Madrid.
“It is a difficult subject for us. I’ve said it several times. If it were up to us we would love to have Cristiano in the squad because we had him for many years and he is a player who makes a difference,” Nacho told Goal.
“But it is a situation where we cannot feel sorry for ourselves because of Cristiano. He chose to leave.
“We are grateful for everything he did for us and we wish him the best of luck. But we cannot feel sorry for someone who is no longer with us. It isn’t our fault he left, nor was it up to us to make him stay.
“I hope he has the best of luck and we have to work through the present and future in the best way we can with what we have.
“Well, Cristiano left and the club decided not to sign anybody. We have a lot of faith in the players we have,” he added.
“You win titles with the players you have in the squad. To start with, when we were winning everything looked rosy and now it doesn’t. But we have to keep our cool in this sport, and save our analysis for when the season finishes. But we have a lot of confidence in the players we have.”
Ronaldo: It wasn’t our fault he left – Real Madrid’s Nacho opens up
Wednesday 10 October 2018