Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after a missed goal opportunity during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Feb. 27, 2016.
Zinedine Zidane suffered his first defeat as Real Madrid coach as Antoine Griezmann gave local rivals Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory at the Bernabeu. "I like to play with Karim, Bale and Marcelo", Ronaldo told reporters.
Although this will likely be regarded as a slap in the face by his Madrid teammates, Ronaldo, in a second interview with Marca, stated that in fact he was not any better than them.
"For all you guys [reporters] it seems I am s***, if I listen to what the press say", he added.
Real Madrid controlled the early parts of the game, but Atletico improved and didn't allow the hosts to create many chances.
"I am excited about that competition, we can win it", he said.
He said: "We deserved to win the game. Danilo today was the best on the field but over the course of the season, it is hard because the best players are the best across the season, nearly always".
Unlike Real, Atletico are still within touching distance of leaders Barcelona, who are set to play Sevilla on Sunday.