Zidane On Persuading CR7 To Stay At Real
Zinedine Zidane On Persuading Cristiano Ronaldo To Stay At Real Madrid
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has spoken about convincing Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Los Blancos amid reports the player wanted to return to Manchester United.
Early in the recent window, the Portuguese was linked with a move back to the Red Devils following accusations of tax fraud made against him by Spanish authorities.
Zidane has now admitted, however, that persuading Ronaldo to stay at Real was not a difficult job.
"It was easy to persuade him," he told beIN SPORTS.
"He's a very intelligent guy and he knows himself. Cristiano pushes his teammates on. He's the best."
The French manager also spoke about Real's change in playing style.
"I have so many extraordinary players that I want the team to play well," he said.
"I am looking for the best style and that is to have more possession than your opponent, even against Barcelona."
Ronaldo has played 72 games under Zidane at Real, scoring 69 goals and assisting 20 strikes.
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