Zinedine Zidane already knows who should win the Ballon d’Or this year.Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. May 6, 2017.
Zidane’s favourite is non-other than his own player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Zidane is certain that the Portuguese fully deserves to win the trophy for the fifth time.
“It’s my opinion. He deserves it. Yes, as he already won the Ballon d’Or multiple times, I think he is close to another one,” said the French manager.Inter Milan V Lazio: Players to Watch Taimoor Khan – Inter Milan are set to host Lazio at the San Siro on Thursday and the game is definitely going to be an exciting affair…
Having scored a hat-trick in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals, when Real won 3-0 against city rivals Atletico, Ronaldo has become the only player in history to score two consecutive hat-tricks in the knockout stages of the competition. And in doing so, he has pretty much secured Real Madrid’s place in the Cardiff final.
The press in Madrid already speaks about Ronaldo levelling the score in the Ballon d’Or winners’ list, by reaching the same number of trophies as Lionel Messi.
Although Ronaldo has gone through a rough period recently, when he was whistled by the Bernabéu crowd, Zidane ensured the Portuguese of the full support of the club: “He is respected here. By all the fans of Real, by the club, by his manager and, obviously, by his teammates, which is the most important. You either love or hate Ronaldo, there is no middle way and he knows that”, Zizou said.