It's been a very, very strange season so far for Real Madrid.
After one-and-a-half seasons of domination under Zinedine Zidane, in which they won two Champions League trophies, Los Blancos are going through a much-publicised rough patch.
Even Cristiano Ronaldo, the club's leading goal scorer, has struggled for form, only managed to find the back of the net once in La Liga this season.
The fans have also been on the backs of players such as Karim Benzema and Marcelo, with Isco the only player really exempt from any criticism this season.
Ronaldo has been the one running his mouth in the media about Real's problems on the pitch and he was particularly vocal after the 3-1 loss to Tottenham.
He cited the sales of Alvaro Morata and Pepe as having a negative impact on the team and now, his captain has responded.
SERGIO RAMOS CALLS OUT CR7
"I do not agree with Cristiano," Ramos told Cadena SER. "I think it’s an opportunist opinion.
"When we won two Super Cups [UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana], nobody missed anyone.
"I would place more of the emphasis on injuries. The team is stronger when we’re all together.
"I don’t miss anyone. No one. ‘The squad has changed, of course, but some contribute some things and others have another role."
Could there be yet more trouble in paradise?
Ronaldo's time at the club has been contested for a while, although, he is unlikely to leave due to the enormous €1bn release clause inserted into his new contract.
ZIDANE LEAPS TO THE DEFENCE OF THE BBC
Ever since he arrived, Zidane is a know fan of the Ronaldo, Benzema and Gareth Bale trident and he recently defended their importance to the team.
"I don't know, I didn't hear that,” he said when told about the booing for Benzema. “If you say so.
" At the end of the day, what we want to do is continue to work and do the right thing. We're talking of Benzema and Cristiano and it's true, I don't know how many goals they have.
"They are the first to be unhappy, but the important thing is the work, what they do. We have to have peace of mind with that.
"You [the media] always think of negative things and I think positive. Cristiano has given the pass for the goal [of Isco] and I can tell you that he is very pleased with it. He is happy to give a goal and it was a beautiful goal. We know that he likes to score and he is happiest when scoring.
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