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 goal.com.
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.