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Florentino Pérez to Cristiano Ronaldo: "You're the leader of this team"

The President wanted to calm Ronaldo down.

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Florentino Pérez wants to stop the rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo's potential departure from Real Madrid. The President called Ronaldo this Monday and told him that he's "the leader of this team", according to La Sexta. Ronaldo would reportedly be upset about Benítez's idea of giving Bale more freedom through the left flank, so Pérez decided to chime in and name Cristiano the leader of Real Madrid.

Ronaldo shouldn't have any question about that, though. It's true that he will have to accept a change of position sooner rather than later, but in terms of leadership he's the captain of this Real Madrid boat. Now that Casillas has left the squad, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos are undoubtedly Real's biggest stars and also two of the most important players on the pitch.

After a bad performance on Real Madrid's first friendly against Roma, Ronaldo will surely try to bounce back and play a good game against Manchester City this next Friday.

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