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Benitez: Ronaldo Is Not Untouchable

Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez has insisted not even Cristiano Ronaldo is untouchable at the club, and the Portuguese superstar could find himself on the bench at some point.

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The Los Blancos coach has come under fire in Spain for his defensive tactics and some strange comments about his star player in the past.

Benitez previously stated Ronaldo is "indisputable", but has now claimed that even he could find himself on the sidelines if he needs some rest.

"To say he enjoys untouchable status is another myth," Benitez told Cadena SER.

"I talk to Cristiano every day, he will be given rest when he needs rest.

"Otherwise, he will give his maximum for the team, we agree on that aspect. He's always on the field because he's always creating and scoring goals. But I wouldn't hesitate to bench him."

The Spaniard also insisted his relationship with Ronaldo is improving and once again labeled him the best player in the world.

"Cristiano is a great professional and an incredible footballer," he added.

"It doesn't faze me training him, though, that's beyond doubt.

"Our relationship is getting better and better. For me, he is the best player in the world."

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Ronaldo has only scored five league goals this season, all of which came in the game against Espanyol, while drawing blanks in the rest of Real's La Liga matches so far.

Do you think Ronaldo will score as many as goals as last season under Benitez in this campaign? Have your say in the comments section below.

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