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Pep Guardiola gives his views on Ronaldo’s absence from Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid this summer in a move which shocked the World and brought an end to his 9 year affiliation with Real Madrid. Ronaldo won 4 Champions Leagues and 4 Ballon Dors during his time at Real Madrid along with number of other accolades to cement his place on the top of the World.

Cristiano’s exit from Madrid has been the biggest talking point since July and the talk is still on about this. Man City’s Manager Pep Guardiola is the latest one to have his say on Ronaldo’s exit from Real Madrid.

In an interview with Univision Deportes, Guardiola talked about the upcoming El Clasico. Being asked who is the favorite to win the Clasico, Guardiola answered:

“There are no clear favorites, as its always the case in most El Clasicos. Barca are playing at home so may be they have a slight advantage.”

Guardiola also praised the impact of Messi and Ronaldo for making the Spanish League a more prominent league in the World of today.

“The Spanish League is very lucky to have both Ronaldo and Messi play in their league. It has helped them grow a lot in the last decade.”

Lastly, Guardiola also discussed the absence of Cristiano from Real Madrid and if its gonna have an impact on Real Madrid.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is irreplaceable. He’s an incredible player not only for his goals but also his assists in important games. Real Madrid have lost a lot, 50 or 60 goals.”

However, Guardiola insisted that Real Madrid will be back to their best soon.

“Madrid started the season well and now they have a setback but they will continue to be up there.”