Ron’s Price Tag Is Real Burden

ronaldo_280x390_886747aReal Madrid have admitted Cristiano Ronaldo is suffering nerves trying to live up to his £80million price tag.

Ronaldo has had an unremarkable start to his career as a Madrid player since moving from Manchester United for a world record fee in the summer.

The Portugal playmaker scored from the spot in his side’s first league game — a 3-2 victory over Deportivo la Coruna — but also missed several chances.

Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano said: “Maybe he is somewhat nervous because he is a very good professional and he always tries to be the best.

“But you have to wait a couple of games and then you will see who he is.

“He needs a bit of time to adapt, like what happened when Zinedine Zidane moved here.”

Zidane arrived from Juventus in 2001 for a then world record fee of £46m but went on to fulfil his potential.

And Valdano is sure Ronaldo, who had a low-key pre-season, will do the same in time

Goal

~ by footballdirecta on September 11, 2009.

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