La Liga - Ronaldo: I'm worth at least 20 points
Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Real Madrid team-mates that if it were not for him, they would be at least 20 points behind Barcelona.
Ronaldo was reportedly involved in a row with Real captain Iker Casillas after the 3-1 win over Racing Santander back in March which the Portuguese missed due to injury.
The argument is understood to have escalated when Casillas insisted that every Madrid player applauded the Bernabeu faithful after a recent home match, and Ronaldo walked straight down the tunnel.
But it is the forward's latest comments about the weight of his own contributions which will do little to mend potentially broken relationships among the squad.
"If it were not for me, you would be at least 20 points behind Barcelona," Ronaldo is quoted as telling website elconfidencial.
There have been further statements suggesting Ronaldo and Casillas do not see eye to eye, with the goalkeeper's girlfriend and broadcaster Sara Carbonero issuing a statement which was highly critical of the former Manchester United man.
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