Real Madrid trail Barcelona in La Liga by 12 points and have had a fairly disappointing season.
Former boss Rafa Benitez was dismissed in January with club legend Zinedine Zidane taking over the Bernabeu hotseat.
But even the Frenchman hasn’t been able to transform the fortunes of Los Blancos.
Defeats to Atletico Madrid and draws against Real Betis and Malaga since Zidane’s appointment have left the club with a nigh on impossible task of catching their Catalan rivals in the league.
Unless they achieve the unlikely, it will mean that Madrid will have gone four seasons without winning La Liga as they go in search of their 20th league title.
So what is wrong with Madrid?
One player that thinks he knows the answer is star man Cristiano Ronaldo.
"We're still lacking a few things," the Portugal international told reporters, as per Goal.com.
"We're lacking consistency, a bit of luck, a bit of ambition but if we keep going like this we're on the right track now.”
These comments can be considered as fairly positive from Ronaldo.
Yes, he’s highlighted what Madrid are lacking this campaign but he also believes that his side are on the “right track.”
Of course, comments to the media haven’t all been positive from Ronaldo recently.
Following the 1-0 defeat in the Madrid derby, the former Manchester United man went on an outrageous outburst criticising his teammates.
"If we were all at my level, maybe we would be leaders,” he was quoted by Marca.
"I don't want to disrespect anyone, but when the best players aren't available, it's harder to win. I like to play with Karim, with Bale, with Marcelo.
"For all you guys, it seems I am s***, but I don't listen to what the press say. The statistics and numbers don't lie."
It seems now Ronaldo has very much changed his tune and has sounds positive about life at Madrid.
Although the league title looks out of reach, Zidane’s men have progressed into the last-eight of the Champions League.
They breezed past AS Roma 4-0 on aggregate and the elite European completion is surely where their focus will lie for the remainder of the campaign.
Although Madrid have had an inconsistent season, Ronaldo is having an incredible one on a personal level.
The 31-year-old has bagged 40 goals in 36 matches in all competitions and leads the way for the Pichichi Trophy - the award for the top goalscorer in La Liga - with 27 goals, one ahead of Luis Suarez.
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