Zidane: Ronaldo from another galaxy

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid saviour Ronaldo is from another galaxy, says Zidane Ryan Benson 01:22 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Cristiano Ronaldo Eibar Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Zinédine Zidane Eibar v Real Madrid Eibar Primera División The Portuguese icon netted twice to fire his side to three points against an Eibar side the coach admits looked the better team Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo as a being “from another galaxy” following his starring role in Real Madrid’s 2-1 triumph over Eibar on Saturday.Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 34th minute with a fine finish after an inspirational Luka Modric pass, as the Croatian used the outside of his right foot to pick out the forward’s run.Ivan Ramis’ equaliser just after the break seemed to have denied Madrid all three points, but Ronaldo emphatically sent Dani Carvajal’s cross past Marko Dmitrovic six minutes from time, leaving Zidane relieved. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “For me, he’s from another galaxy,” Zidane said. “What he does is very positive; he knows he’s going to score.”When he has two goals, he wants three. He’s a different, special player. Data speaks for itself.”He’s very good. You have to value the opposing team, too. We have not found our game very well, but Cristiano knows what he’s doing. In just a few occasions he can score many goals.”Aside from Ronaldo, however, Zidane was impressed with few of his players.Gareth Bale and Isco were particularly ineffective at Ipurua and, while he acknowledged that, he was quick to insist they were not the only two, adding that Eibar were simply the better team.”Well, like everyone,” Zidane replied when it was suggested Bale and Isco were disappointing.”We were a little worse than usual as a whole, not just Isco and Bale. We did not find our game, we had many difficulties.”Everyone – including Isco and Bale – fought, they have run a lot and it matters to me that, when things do not come off, you still have character and we had that.”[Eibar] have been better, clearly. They have played a great game, especially in the first half.”We knew it was a complicated game. They are two points behind the European places. We knew that we were going to suffer. We had difficulties.”last_img

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