Ronaldo insists Barcelona must stand guard for him
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Barcelona to give his side a guard of honour ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico clash.
Real Madrid superstar scored the winner for Los Blancos against Gremio last Saturday in the Club World Cup final – sealing their fifth trophy of 2017 and speaking immediately after the match against the Brazilian giants, the Portuguese international suggested the Catalan club pay their respects to them.
Ronaldo said: “It would be nice and I would like Barcelona to make for us the guard of honour.”
However, his suggestion was promptly knocked back by both Barca director Guillermo Amor, as well as boss Ernesto Valverde.
Amor responded by saying: “We make it clear that we only do this when we participate in the competition.
Real Madrid go into El Clasico a whopping 11 points behind their rivals, and will be looking to inflict Barcelona’s first defeat of the season.
Ronaldo has struggled in the Spanish top-flight this season, netting just four goals in 11 appearances.