Ronaldo has looked back with anger on the famous 'Galactico'
era at Real Madrid, claiming that the superstar ethos at the time was a big
AC Milan striker Ronaldo was among the best in the world during his time at
Real Madrid. Playing alongside the likes of Luis Figo, David Beckham and
Zinedine Zidane, the Bernabeu men were known as the "Galacticos."
But while such superstar status wowed the crowds and brought in the
merchandising dollars, the forward himself was none too enamoured with the label.
"It ended badly because it started badly," he told Punto Radio.
"We never wanted nor sought such a description. In the end, we paid a price for
something that we hadn't looked for."
Nonetheless, Ronaldo clearly retains some fondness for Madrid, looking at his
former comrades and some new stars.
"Raul will play again for Spain because he's a very important player," he said
of the club captain.
"Apart from his goals and quality, his leadership can turn a game.
"Guti? I was the first to say that he was a spectacular player, as well as a
good person. Surely he misses playing with me!"
"Sergio Ramos has a very Italian style of play, and he's still very young," he
added, moving on to the inevitable transfer talk on the Spaniard's proposed move
to AC Milan.
One player who has been linked repeatedly with a switch in the opposite
direction is Kaka.
Ronaldo, however, wouldn't be drawn on such rumours, nor would he tell his
compatriot what to do.
"I can't advise anyone on this issue," he said.
"I can only say what I went through in Madrid. Kaka's situation here,
considering his status with the club, would make it hard to change city and team.
So, I can't give advice to anyone."