Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that his side are now a weaker team following the departure of some star players last summer.
This season, Real Madrid who are the reigning Spanish and European League champions have not found their rhythm both in the La Liga and also in the Champions League.
Los Blancos were shocked by Girona in their last La Liga encounter before they went on to lose in England against Tottenham in the champions League.
Ronaldo who was superb last season for Real Madrid has now identified the departure of the likes of Alvaro Morata, James Rodriquez and Pepe as the major rationale his team are struggling this term.
”The players who have come in have great potential, But Pepe, Morata and James Rodriguez made us stronger and now the team is younger.
”It’s not a worse squad, but it has less experience and that is very important though it is not an excuse. I’m happy and don’t want to set off alarms,” Ronaldo told reporters at Wembley on Wednesday night.