On January 9, Zinedine Zidane and his Real Madrid players had a talk at the Valdebebas training ground after their draw at the Estadio Balaidos, and whilst the French coach spoke about their current form, Cristiano Ronaldo also pitched in, encouraging the team and explaining the importance of winning the Copa del Rey.
The Portuguese forward took responsibility and gave an encouraging message to his teammates was: "The Champions League and the Cup are our priorities, we're going for them."
The Spanish giants drew against Numancia in the cup, and last Saturday they lost to Villarreal at home.
Now, Madrid face Leganes in the Estadio Butarque on Thursday, which is what Ronaldo has his eyes on.
The competitive nature of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was always a great motivator in Madrid's dressing room.
There are never any holidays for a player who has never lost the motivation to continue conquering titles or individual prizes.
Therefore, in this sense, Ronaldo's words were very significant.
Real's objective is to fight to stay within the top four in order to participate in next year's edition of the Champions League, a strange and rare goal for a team that won almost everything in 2017.