Zidane: Ronaldo Needs His Teammates

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo needs the help of his teammates, after he helped them to the semifinals of the UCL.

Madrid went into the second leg with a 2-0 deficit, but Ronaldo’s hat trick secured the victory and progress for Zidane’s men.

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 15th minute and less than 90 seconds later Madrid were level on aggregate courtesy of a near-post header from the Portugal international.

The former Manchester United star completed the comeback in style 13 minutes from time with a chipped free-kick, leaving Zidane to marvel at his abilities.

“What can I say about Cristiano Ronaldo? He has showed again he is the best player in the world. He is a special player,” Zidane said.

“But at same time, Cristiano needs all the team. What we want, what he wants, is to speak of the team, what they have done together.”

On his team’s overall performance, Zidane added: “What we had to do was to show intensity, but also use our heads. My message, above all, was to have patience.

“I am very happy, and very proud of all they did tonight. It was a special night, we have achieved what we were looking for.

“The players came from 2-0 down. So it was my best night as a coach, so far, for sure.”



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