Cristiano Ronaldo is criticised by Barcelona vice-president after his astonishing outburst

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible outburst on Saturday night after defeat in the Madrid derby shocked everybody.

After Real Madrid's 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid, the Portuguese winger inexplicitly said: “If everyone was at my level, perhaps we would be first."

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos responded to Ronaldo’s astonishing comments by trying to defend him: "I know Cris very well, maybe he didn't express himself as he would have liked. If he really thought that, he would have said so before but I have never heard those words coming from his mouth during the time I've known him,“ he told AS.

The former Manchester United winger has also tried to backtrack on his controversial statement by telling Marca: “When I said this, I was referring to my level of fitness, not play. I am not better than any of my teammates.”

But Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has condemned Ronaldo’s comments, stating that a player at the Catalan club would never say such a thing.

"Our team's players would never say what Cristiano said. The club monitors a lot of things before signing players,” Mestre told Marca.

"Honestly, I could not imagine one of our players saying what Cristiano said.”

Madrid’s loss means that they are now realistically out of the title race as they sit 12 points behind Barcelona, while Atletico move four points clear of them.

Mestre also revealed what result he was hoping for in the Madrid derby, but admitted that he always enjoys watching Los Blancos lose.

"I wanted a draw in the Madrid derby, which is what would have suited us best, but for myself in particular I always like it when Real Madrid lose.”

But despite being eight points clear of Atletico and a further four points ahead of Real, Mestre refused to admit that his club have already won the title.

The Spanish champions came from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Sunday to capitalise on Madrid losing their fourth league match of the season.

"La Liga is not won at the end of February. That's not a cliche, it's true because we could slip up and I'm sure Real Madrid will bounce back. There are no free meals here,” he added.

Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu throughout this season and his latest behaviour would only intensify speculation surrounding his future.

French champions PSG are reportedly interested as they long to replace outgoing striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of the season.

Ronaldo has also been heavily linked with a return to Old Trafford where he is still considered a hero.

But if the 31-year-old isn’t impressed with his Madrid teammates, imagine what he’ll make of a Louis van Gaal’s squad full of relatively unknown youngsters.

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