Real Madrid's former legendary striker Ronaldo has said his former teammate Iker Casillas "is in a difficult situation", in an interview with AS.
The Spanish goalkeeper has been Los Blancos' first-choice for the last thirteen years, but Diego Lopez's return to Madrid this year has seen Casillas relegated to the bench.
Ronaldo, who scored 83 league goals for Real Madrid, went onto say: "He has not had a competitor like this to date, but he is one of the best goalkeepers in history."
"I had Diego also training with me and he is very good. So Ancelotti does not have any trouble choosing."
Lopez looks set to keep his place in the starting eleven after Casillas injured his ribs just minutes into his return to action against Galatasaray last Tuesday.
The Spanish number one was playing in his first match in eight months.
His colleague Lopez spent seven years at the Bernabéu between 2000 and 2007, representing the club mostly in its C and B team before eleven first team appearances.
He moved onto Villarreal, spending five successful seasons with the club and earning a move to Sevilla.
Lopez played just eleven times across a single season to Sevilla before re-signing for Real Madrid in 2013.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.