Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has come in for some criticism from sections of the Spanish press for his recent performances.
The Portuguese forward has gone two games without scoring for Los Blancos and, in Ronaldo's world, that could be considered a mini drought.
His performance in the 3-2 defeat to Sevilla raised questions of Madrid's all-time top goalscorer.
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But it seems the three-time Ballon d'Or winner has taken note of this criticism and is keen to rediscover his top form.
In a video posted by Real Madrid on their official YouTube page, the former Manchester United man was in top form in their final training session before the international break. (watch the footage below)
On paper, Ronaldo's eight goals in 11 games looks like a good return. However, five of those strikes came in the 6-0 drubbing of Espanyol.
And for a player who has averaged over a goal-a-game since moving to the Bernabeu, it suggests something is not right.
Reports had suggested Ronaldo was not happy with Rafa Benitez's training methods in pre-season and the relationship between player and manager could be behind his 'dip'. Maybe, just maybe, we are seeing the first signs of his decline.
Real Madrid's next fixture is a home clash against Barcelona and Ronaldo will have to be on top form if Los Blancos are to take anything from the Clasico.
With Madrid already three points behind their Catalan rivals, they can ill afford to drop more points following the international break.
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