Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, even ahead of rival, Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo has already scored 30 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for club and country this season, while his combined career goal tally with Messi’s, recently passed 1,000 mark.
Speaking in a recent interview with Record Mexico, when asked the question, Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? The French man, who is yet to lose a game as Real Madrid boss said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the best.
“People can say what they like about Cristiano Ronaldo, but in his heart he’s a good person. Messi is the rival and that rivalry is great for the footballing spectacle, it’s what the fans want to see.”
Zidane also admits that he never thought he would end up as a manager one day, but expressed his happiness with how it is going so far.
He said: “I never thought that I’d be a manager. When your playing career ends all you want to do is spend time with your family. I always liked being on the pitch, it’s what I knew how to do. Everything else was foreign to me.
“It’s always the manager’s fault if the team lose. But you have to accept that responsibility, with all the good and bad that comes with it.
“The main thing is getting my message across to the players. I only give them two or three instructions because they’re extremely professional. I have a sensational group of players, I’m delighted with the work they’re doing.”