Galatasaray midfielder Altintop: No Real Madrid grudge

Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop holds no grudge against former club Real Madrid.

The two clubs will meet in the Champions League quarterfinals.

"I have no hard feelings towards [Real] Madrid or anything of the sort. I have only good words for the club. I'm a person who always thinks positively and very few players in the world can say they've played for them," Altintop told Marca.

"Mourinho is a great coach and person who knows a lot about football and has everything under control. He handles things in the dressing room effortlessly. He knows when to be close with a player and when to walk away.

"[Ronaldo] is a decisive player and one of the best in the world, but Madrid are not just about Cristiano, they are a great team. If we thought we could progress only by stopping Cristiano, we'd be wrong."

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