A former Barcelona captain, Carles Puyol has noted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Real Madrid was affecting the club.
Puyol said it was logical that Real is having problems without the Portuguese star.
Madrid’s forwards have struggled for goals following Ronaldo’s summer move to Juventus.
Puyol told AS, “When your best player leaves it’s logical that the team suffers a slump.
“They need to look for solutions, another way of playing; they relied a lot on Cristiano’s goals.
“Now they have to replace those goals with other scorers and look for a different style. It’s a task for both the players and the coach.”