Sergio Ramos insists he and Cristiano Ronaldo are "pulling in the same direction" as he denied suggestions of dressing room splits at Real Madrid.

The Portuguese superstar and the club captain have engaged in a very public disagreement recently, amid suggestions of escalating tensions at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane's side are eight points off the top in La Liga and were also beaten comfortably by Tottenham in the Champions League.

That led to Ronaldo speaking out on a number of summer departures, including compatriots Pepe and Fabio Coentrao, Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez; three of whom were close friends of Ronaldo.