Football: Real Madrid right to ditch 'Galactico' policy and can cope without Cristiano Ronaldo, says former star Victor Sanchez

Victor Sanchez believes Real Madrid are always one of the highest scoring teams in the world because they have many top quality players, not just one.
Victor Sanchez believes Real Madrid are always one of the highest scoring teams in the world because they have many top quality players, not just one.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Sanchez says his former club have enough quality players to step up for departed Ronaldo

The Real Madrid roster saw a procession of superstar footballers signed for massive fees. The biggest of them all, Cristiano Ronaldo, became the LaLiga club's all-time leading scorer, netting 450 times in 438 games in nine seasons.

As CR7 was sold to Italian giants Juventus with no heir apparent in the current squad or pencilled in for the club's transfer shortlist, it could mark the end of the conquistadors' dominance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2018, with the headline 'No real CR7sis as new coach banks on youth'. Print Edition | Subscribe