Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos labels club legend Ronaldo as 'fat' while pointing out previous greats following Cristiano Ronaldo's summer departure
Dani Ceballos has risked the wrath of Real Madrid fans after labelling Brazil and club legend Ronaldo as 'fat'.
The 22-year-old was speaking out on how Cristiano Ronaldo's summer departure for Juventus wouldn't affect the team as any of the other forwards at the club are capable of hitting the 40-goal mark each season.
Ceballos made the point that many great players have left the Bernabeu before and the club have always coped but he is sure to be in the firing line for his comments on the World Cup winner.
Ronaldo enjoyed a phenomenal spell in the Spanish capital, where he scored 104 goals in 117 appearances and his adored by the Real faithful.
However, when asked what impact Cristiano Ronaldo's departure would have on the side, Ceballos told Radio Marca: 'Before great players have left Real Madrid like the fat Ronaldo, Kaka...
He added: 'The team is above all. At the individual level, other stars are emerging like Karim [Benzema], Marco [Asensio] and Gareth Bale.
Ceballos' team-mate Isco has also insisted that the club can cope without the Portuguese talisman.
Real have scored 10 goals in their three league wins, with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema netting three and four times respectively.
Isco added: 'We're playing very well now; players who didn't score as many goals last year are now filling their boots.