Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata says that team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo has an “addiction” to scoring goals after he missed a number of chances in Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
The Portuguese forward squandered a number of opportunities in Real’s narrow victory over the Basque side and Ronaldo’s blushes were spared when Morata scored a late winner for Zidane’s side.
However, Morata defended his team-mate and claimed that he had an “addiction” to scoring goals.
“When you’re used to scoring almost 70 goals a season, it’s almost like an addiction for goals,” he said on Real Madrid’s club website.
“For us he is the most important player in the team and I hope that he scores lots of goals, but he is not a machine.
“He is a human being, even if he comes from another planet and is different, he also has the right to miss”.
Ronaldo has managed just two goals in La Liga this season and has four goals in nine games in all competitions.