Semedo: Ronaldo would have made La Liga more difficult for Barcelona

The Catalan defender admits life would have been much tougher for his side this season had Ronaldo stayed in Spain

Barcelona full-back Nelson Semedo is adamant Real Madrid would have been more competitive and La Liga more difficult for his side this season had Cristiano Ronaldo remained in Madrid.

Speaking about his Portugal teammate and Madrid, Semedo believes his absence has been felt to a considerable degree.

“Real Madrid have noticed his absence a lot,” Semedo told Portuguese TV channel SIC.

“I cannot say that it was bad for us that Cristiano left. With him it would have been a more difficult league for us, more competitive.

“He [Ronaldo] is a player that requires a lot of attention and care. Without Lionel Messi we would play well, but not the same.”