There will be no problem between Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane

Zidane preferred not to comment on the message Ronaldo appeared to send to club president Perez about his contract's renewal.

Published: 01st October 2017 04:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2017 04:09 PM   |  A+A-

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane | AP


MADRID: Real Madrid football club coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday preferred not to comment on the message star forward Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to send to club president Florentino Perez about his contract's renewal.

In an interview after winning 3-1 over German Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, Ronaldo was asked about the renewal and said it was a question for Perez, reports Efe news agency. 

"I'm not going to get involved in issues between the club and Cristiano Ronaldo, but I don't think that there's any problem between them," Zidane said.

"I think that he's fine," Zidane said at a press conference prior to Sunday's La Liga home match against Espanyol. "What he's interested in is being out on the pitch, playing and scoring goals."

Zidane also hinted that Wales' winger Gareth Bale would miss the match.

For the third consecutive day, Bale has not taken part in the training sessions, as he had to do perform a specific routine to recover from a muscle discomfort he sustained against Borussia Dortmund.

"We'll have to see whether he's involved tomorrow," Zidane said. "It's muscle fatigue, but we don't like to take any risks," the coach added.

He said there was no issue between Madrid and the Welsh national team. "His state of fitness will determine whether he joins up with the national squad or not," Zidande added with reference to Bale.

Wales is set to fight for a berth in the 2018 World Cup in the last two qualification matches; away against Georgia on October 6 before hosting Republic of Ireland three days later.

India Matters


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