Zinedine Zidane praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s “unique ambition” after the Galactico’s latest four-goal haul in Sunday’s 6-3 La Liga win at home to Girona.
He told the postgame news conference that the 33-year-old’s “positive energy” was good for him personally but also rubbed off on his teammates.
“[Ronaldo] is very important for us,” Zidane said. “He transmits a very important, very positive energy for the rest of the group.
“On a personal level he has 22 goals, three behind Messi, so I hope [that goes well] for him, as when he is good, the team is good.
“He knows himself very well, knows when he must rest a bit, and when the end of the season arrives he is always very good. He scores goals, and always will.
“His ambition is tremendous, in every training game, every play, which makes him different from everyone else.”
“Now Cristiano is an important player in our team, but the others help him too,” Zidane said. “In the play with Karim, the goal he gives Lucas.
“Today we scored spectacular goals, and it is due to all the players, the whole team. Marco [Asensio] and Lucas are playing lately as they deserve it. We have played very well with other players too. I value the work of each of them.”
“Bale is recovered,” he responded shortly. “He scored today.”
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