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Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos calls Brazil and club legend Ronaldo 'fat'

Lionel Messi says the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo has weakened rivals Real Madrid.

Real Madrid signed Dani Ceballos last summer after the midfielder starred for Spain in the Under 21 European Championships, but the fans won't be happy with recent comments he made about some club legends.

The 22-year-old had a slip of the tongue when referring to one of Real Madrid's greatest players: 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldo Nazario. And more specifically, his weight.

"Always great players have left Real Madrid like the fat Ronaldo, Kaka..." he said to Radio Marca when asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's departure during an interview from the Spanish camp.

"Cristiano has left, he is no longer here but the team is still working. The team is above all. At the individual level, other stars are emerging like Karim [Benzema], Marco [Asensio] and Gareth Bale. They are stepping up and throwing the team on their backs. We are happy because Cristiano's 40 goals are gone but any of our forward can do it."

We know you have to distinguish between the two Ronaldos somehow, but Ceballos has some things to learn about being a Madridista.

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