Barcelona right-back, Nelson Semedo, assessed the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo was missed by Real Madrid. On the other hand, he considered Ronaldo’s move to be good news for the Barcelona camp. After giving the 2017/18 Champions League title, Ronaldo made Madrid fans sad. Because, the 34-year-old player chose to leave, Ronaldo then joined Juventus.
Ronaldo was Madrid’s goal machine in the last nine seasons. Admittedly, Ronaldo’s departure made Madrid unsteady in the 2018/19 season. The number of goals Madrid have dropped quite dramatically this season.
A series of poor results achieved by Real Madrid in the 2018/19 season. Failure in the Copa del Rey, far behind Barcelona in the La Liga standings and finally also eliminated from the competition in the Champions League stage.
In a situation like this now, Nelson Semedo believes that Madrid will miss the presence of Ronaldo. “Real Madrid are currently missing out on Ronaldo,” Semedo was quoted as saying by Portuguese media, SIC. “I can’t say that [Ronaldo’s leave] had a bad impact on Barca. With Ronaldo [at Real Madrid] it will be a more difficult, more competitive,”.
Barcelona are now going smoothly in the La Liga standings. Until the 27th week, Barca had won 63 points, seven points ahead of Atletico Madrid in second place. Like only Real Madrid without the figure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nelson Semedo also considered Barcelona would be difficult if left by Lionel Messi.
Barca will still be great, but it will be different if there is no Messi. “Without Lionel Messi, we will still play well, but will not be the same.” Messi still holds the most important role in the Barca squad for the 2018/19 season. La Pulga has so far scored 26 goals in La Liga and eight in the Champions League. The most compared to other Barca players.