Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals What Zinedine Zidane Used To Say To Him

Cristiano Ronaldo praised former coach Zinedine Zidane. AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo praised former coach Zinedine Zidane. AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo has discussed his relationship with Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane, who was his boss at the Bernabéu for two and a half seasons and, says the Portugal striker, made him feel "special".

Ronaldo and Zidane won plenty together in a short period of time at Los Blancos, including three consecutive UEFA Champions League trophies, before both leaving the club at the end of the 2017/18 season.

And Ronaldo heaped praise on Zidane - who is in his second stint in charge of Madrid - as he discussed the pair's relationship. "You should feel like an important part of the group and Zidane made me feel special", said Ronaldo to DAZN.

"The confidence that a player needs doesn't only come from himself but also from the players around him and the coach", Ronaldo told DAZN. "I already respected him, but working with him made me admire him even more for the way he was, the way he spoke, the way he guided the team and the way he treated me".

"He'd tell me, 'Cris, relax and just play your game - you are the one who is going to make the difference'". He was always honest with me and that's why I will always carry him in my heart'.

Zidane returned to Real Madrid in March after departing following the 2018 Champions League final victory over Liverpool.

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