Ronaldo Still Remains Best for Zidane

Zinedine Zidane, the newly-appointed manager of Real Madrid, has backed star player Cristiano Ronaldo as the world\'s best for him.

Published: 17th January 2016 01:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2016 01:05 PM   |  A+A-


Ronaldo was giving one of his first interviews since vetoing the press after his controversial 30th birthday party in February, which came following a 4-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. | File/AP


LONDON: Zinedine Zidane, the newly-appointed manager of Real Madrid, has backed star player Cristiano Ronaldo and said the club’s all-time top scorer will remain the best in the world for him.

Zidane’s comments came in the wake of the recent criticism Ronaldo had received for being less decisive this season.

Ronaldo, who smashed 25 goals overall this season, was dethroned as the best player in the world by Lionel Messi during Fifa Ballon d'Or ceremony.

Expressing his views on the same, Zidane insisted that Ronaldo is a `decisive` player and added that he was absolutely satisfied with his performance.

 "Ronaldo is doing just fine. He has my full support. I am very satisfied with him. Ronaldo is still the best in the world for me,” Zidane was quoted as saying by

Ronaldo will now aim to extend his tally when Real Madrid will take on Sporting in La Liga clash on Sunday.

The 43-year-old admitted that the match against Sporting would not be easy and, therefore, called on his side to remain at their absolute best to win the match.

“We have to be at our best. We know that Sporting are doing well. It is important to kill the match off as soon as possible,” Zidane said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp