Cristiano Ronaldo Back In Top Form – Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid Coach
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is of the opinion that Cristiano Ronaldo is back on top form.
This is after his double secured three points against Sporting Gijon.
Striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty and a header to end Sporting Gijon’s resistance against Madrid.
Zidane also praised James Rodriguez for his contribution to Real’s victory.
Zidane praised both Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez after Madrid fought to a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon.
Despite a disappointing display from Madrid, they retained momentum at the top of La Liga.
Ronaldo netted a penalty and a thumping header to clinch victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portugal international received his fair share of criticism earlier this campaign.
Madrid Coach Zidane Thinks Cristiano Ronaldo Back In Top Form
However, Zidane was quick to point to a return to form for CR7, who already scored a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid last week.
“Cristiano is like that, he can score at any time.
“When he does not score, people think that he has not played well.
“He played well with Karim [Benzema] in the middle and dropped out to the wing, working hard and he is back on form.”
Zidane also defended James Rodriguez as the Colombian came in for the injured Gareth Bale, having previously struggled for game time.
“I do not consider him to be disinterested.
“James played well, as did the others. He may lack a bit of rhythm, but I am happy that he got some playing time.”