Zidane can't imagine a Real without Ronaldo

Carla Harmon
January 22, 2018

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is not anxious about facing Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League next month - because he is too busy watching golf.

CRISTIANO RONALDO has dropped out of football's top five earners despite winning the last two Balon d'Ors, according to reports in Spain.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that "we all needed this" after both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Sunday's 7-1 La Liga win against Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu.

But, with Ronaldo asking for Perez to allow him to leave for a tenth of that fee - around £88m, slightly more than he cost when Real signed him - the Real president has agreed to a compromise. However, since that happened, Lionel Messi signed a new deal at Barcelona, while Neymar got his huge contract at PSG.

The French boss has had a remarkably successful time at the Spanish giants but has seen his side slip up horribly in La Liga this season. Next Real Madrid faces Leganes on Wednesday. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Wednesday that he can not foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club.

Though the French team is arguably the best in Europe, perhaps along with Manchester City and Barcelona, some believe that Real Madrid will show again their greatness when facing a highly hard task. However, that still does not explain everything.

He scored four La Liga goals this season - making astounding 94 shots in the process - and the team has struggled overall.

Sunday's performance bore out his claim of being a great player - the striker managed to sink two goals before being led off the pitch.

It has been a terrible season for Real Madrid and Ronaldo by their high standards.

So, that is where Manchester United come in.

With Sanchez set to arrive, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan said to be going the opposite way, Mourinho will turn his attentions to strengthening his midfield and defence this summer. That figure was surpassed first by PSG's summer deal with Neymar, and then by Messi's renewal with Barcelona.

But Bale inspired the turnaround, with Nacho and Cristiano Ronaldo also hitting braces, and he received a standing ovation when he was replaced by Lucas Vazquez.

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