Former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has recently praised Zinedine Zidane’s coaching skills. Ronaldo claimed that Zidane helped him a lot.
Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo served for the La Liga giants from 2009 summer to the end of 2017/18 season. Ronaldo is the all-time most goal-scorer for Real Madrid as he scored 450 goals for this club. During his tenure, The Whites won two La Ligas, four UEFA Champions Leagues, three FIFA Club World Cups etc.
Meanwhile, the former Real Madrid player Zinedine Zidane took up the managerial role for this club in January 2016. Since then, Madrid have hugely grown up. He completed that tenure in May 2018. From March 2019, Zidane has started another fresh tenure for this club.
Ronaldo-Zidane partnership brought many great results for Real Madrid. Their partnership brought one La Liga (2016/17), three successive UEFA Champions Leagues (2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18), two consecutive FIFA Club World Cups (2016 and 2017) along with other domestic trophies.
Zinedine Zidane made me feel special – Cristiano Ronaldo
Recently, Ronaldo credited Zidane for his coaching skills. After working with him, the Portuguese star is admired on the French legend.
Ronaldo told DAZN, “The confidence that a player needs doesn’t only come from himself but also from the players around him and the coach.
“You need to feel like you are an important part of the group and Zidane made me feel special.
“He helped me a lot. I already had a lot of respect for him but working with him made me admire him more.
“That’s because of what he’s like as a person, how he talks, how he led the team and how he treated me.
“He’d tell me, ‘Cris, relax and just play your game – you are the one who is going to make the difference.’
“He was always honest with me and that’s why I’ll always have a real affection for him.”
Recently, Ronaldo claimed that he missed the Madrid city more than Manchester. He has also wished to return soon in Madrid.
Ronaldo is now serving for Juventus since the last summer. In his first season, the Italian club won the Supercoppa Italiana and Serie A. The Portuguese star has recently wished to win the UEFA Champions League for this side.