JosÃƒÂ© Mourinho’s men stumbled to their second league defeat of the season as table-toppers Barcelona opened up a sizeable lead at the summit of the Primera DivisiÃƒÂ³n table with a 3-0 win at HÃƒÂ©rcules on Saturday.
Barcelona still have to travel to the BernabÃƒÂ©u in April and while Ronaldo concedes the weekend’s results have dented their challenge, the 25-year-old winger insists Pep Guardiola’s side are not yet out of reach.
“I know wininng the league just got a lot more difficult, but it’s still possible,” Ronaldo said. “[The result against Osasuna] was very disappointing, but we must stay postive and continue battling.”
“We didn’t play well, but we tried our best and we fought hard. Osasuna played their game by advancing with deep balls forward and hoping the match would end. They shot once and scored. They were lucky.”
And Ronaldo was left unimpressed by the home crowd at the Reyno de Navarra ground. He added: “I was very, very disappointed with the atmosphere. Battlefields are not acceptable in football. It isn’t good that children see such a spectacle on television.
“They threw balls and lighters onto the pitch. I hope they get fined. What happens when they hit someone on the head like what happened to Iker the other day? It is unacceptable, especially to those who like football.”
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