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Zidane: Ronaldo The Best Of His Generation By A Long Way

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane feels Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player of his era by a long stretch.

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Despite the Portuguese failing to score in Real's 3-0 La Liga win over Eibar on Sunday, Zidane has backed the 32-year-old to win the 2017 FIFA Best Men's Award on Monday, insisting the forward is by far the best of his era.

"Ronaldo is the best player of his generation, by a long way," he said, according to ESPN.  

"He has shown that many times, he makes the difference in the big games.

"It is much deserved what he is winning tomorrow, all his prizes are deserved. He always shows he wants to be the best, and he is."

Zidane is also not worried that Ronaldo has scored just one league goal in four games.

"When Cristiano does not score I get asked always the same thing," he added.  

"We are not worried, although it is better when he scores.

"It is important for him, but the most important is that he is getting chances. This lasts a long time. He is top scorer in the Champions League, and has a chance to score again next week in La Liga (at Girona)."  

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Ronaldo has hit the back of the net seven times in nine games this season, while his rival Lionel Messi has scored 15 goals in 14 matches. 

Do you think Ronaldo should win the 2017 FIFA Best Men's prize? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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