Zidane: Why Ronaldo Is The Best In The World
Zinedine Zidane: Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is The Best In The World
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world after he scored a brace in Wednesday night's 3-0 win against APOEL in the UEFA Champions League.
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The Portuguese star, who is currently serving a five-match domestic ban, opened the scoring in the 12th minute and then netted his second from the penalty spot just after half-time.
After the match, Zidane praised the return of his star striker and hoped that he could continue with this goalscoring form.
"He (Ronaldo) is the best in the world," Zidane told beIN Sports.
"He is always there when we need him, and he always scores. If he was luckier today, he could have scored four.
"He is a key player for us (and) I hope he continues in the same vein."
The Frenchman also had good things to say about Wales international Gareth Bale.
"Bale is capable of playing in a number of positions and on the left he can do a good job too," Zidane added.
"He showed his flexibility. Today we started with Ronaldo and Bale as forwards, and then he shifted. I am pleased with the side in general and above all the second half."
Ronaldo has made three appearances for Real Madrid this season and has scored three goals.
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