Is Cristiano Ronaldo still able to take free-kicks for Real Madrid?
Real Madrid’s star man has been a long way from brilliant with regards to free-kicks. The position is renowned – eyes on the goal, legs separated – with the camera flashes going off at David Beckham-like pace. In former years, he had the achievement rate to coordinate, as well, however as of late the goal return has been far less shining. Ronaldo’s numbers have not backed off. In the event that anything, Madrid’s No.7 has been discovering the net’s back on a more general premise in late seasons – this one excepted in this way. That has been regardless of his chances from free-kicks, be that as it may, not in light of them.
Of those 85 chances, 34 flew into the wall, 25 were spared by the goalkeeper, 23 missed the goal and one fell off the woodwork. Cristiano is no more the danger he once was when standing stationary over the ball. The issue was raised various times last season when Carlo Ancelotti was in control. “It’s really clear,” said the Italian last season when gotten some information about the team’s way to deal with free-kicks. “Cristiano takes the ones on the goal’s left and Bale the ones on the other side.”
Gareth Bale, who as indicated by some media reports has been a long way from dear companions with his Portuguese colleague since touching base in the Spanish capital, is not by any means the only reasonable option. James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and even Sergio Ramos, who has indicated he can take a perilous free-kick previously, are more than competent. The issue isn’t just Ronaldo’s misses, it is additionally his nonattendance from inside the region where he is a greater risk. In the derby draw not long ago, Ronaldo looked more than one free-kick which, in the long run, neglected to undermine the Atleti goal. Madrid would have represented a greater risk had the club’s talisman permitted Modric, Kroos, or even Marcelo drift a cross into a region where Diego Simeone’s men may be solid defensively, yet where Rafa Benitez’s side had dangers, for example, Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos, and Raphael Varane holding up inside the crate.
To be sure, a brisk bar discussion between companions with respect to the best free-kick takers on the planet may have the Madrid top of the heap, despite the fact that his insights recount an alternate story. The goals he has scored from dead-ball circumstances have surely been critical, in any case, though with a large portion of them coming in the red shirt of United. His free-kicks against the previous club Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League, and against previous enemies Benfica all alone fix emerge. He has some paramount minutes in the white of Madrid, as well, despite the fact that they are less and further between. His humdinger against Marseille will live long in the memory.
That unnatural development sees Ronaldo hit the ball with a straight leg and barely any finishes his shooting foot. Whether Hughes hit the nail on the head with his remarks stays to be seen however those words surely appear to be seeming to be accurate at this point. Whatever the issues Ronaldo has endured in his free-kick taking it appears as clear as ever that responsibilities ought to be spread somewhere else like never before some time recently. Los Blancos have a wealth of choices available to them and when both Bale and James come back to activity judgment skills ought to see both having what’s coming to them of chances remaining over the ball.