Spanish newspaper Marca is reporting this morning that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted he is far from his best and is confiding in his closest friends in the Real Madrid squad to help get him back on track.
The former Manchester United forward's recent displays and behaviour have caused controversy within the club, most notably his decision to have his birthday party just hours after Real's dismal 4 - 0 lose to rivals Atletico.
The newspaper claimed the club was in 'a state of emergency' after the humiliating defeat at the Vicente Calderon and talisman Ronaldo is really feeling the brunt of this.
'Turn his life around'
Marca are reporting that the Ballon d'Or winner needs a boost to help him turn his life around and he has confided in Sergio Ramos to help achieve this as he feels the vice-captain understands better than anyone what he has been going through.
It is thought that Ronaldo, Ramos and Iker Casillas have been a closely united trio ever since the last months of Jose Mourinho's reign at Real Madrid.
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It is also claimed Ronaldo can rely on his countrymen Pepe and Fabio Coentrao within the squad to come to his aid and help him get back in the Madrid good-books. It is quite amazing to think that Ronaldo has come under fire like this after scoring 205 goals in 184 appearances for Real, including 28 La Liga goals this term already.
Madrid find themselves top of La Liga just one point ahead of Barcelona, but the Catalans are picking up form in contrast to Real.