Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has responded to recent comments from Cristiano Ronaldo suggesting that the mood at Los Blancos was not always as good as it was made out to be.
The Portugal international raised a few eyebrows in the Spanish capital when he referred to Juventus as being a family after scoring his first goal in his first appearance for the Bianconeri, albeit against the club's youth team.
The defender, who seemed quite taken aback by Ronaldo's words, has, however, insisted that the atmosphere at Los Blancos is always a good one.
"Here were have always felt like a family, so I do not know what he was talking about," Ramos said, as quoted by Marca.
"We have had lots of success, which is because we are a family and he was part of that family, which we have continued to have.
"It is obviously a negative when you lose a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, but we can continue to win, and in Real Madrid's history many have come and gone, but Real Madrid continues to win.
"No one is above Real Madrid. Whatever happens, Real Madrid will continue to live on, and it was (Ronaldo's) choice to leave.
"The decisions are not mine to make, but the doors are always open to those that want to be part of Real Madrid.
"Losing Ronaldo was hard, but no player is above Real Madrid, and we still have the hunger to improve and win more titles. The mindset we have is more important than any individuals in the team."
Real's first competitive game of the new season is against city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
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