Real Madrid's coach says getting Ronaldo back is a relief



Image result for Real Madrid's coach says getting Ronaldo back is a relief

Madrid, Sep 12: Real Madrid chief coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said the return of Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo after serving a ban gives the squad confidence as the record European football champions begin their UEFA Champions League title defence against Apoel.



Ronaldo had been handed a domestic five-match ban after pushing a referee during the Spanish Super Cup first leg, reports Efe. In the next three La Liga matches, Real have won one and drew three.



"I prefer Cristiano to be with us always. We are not talking about dependency, what I want is to have all players ready and able to play," Zidane said at a press conference prior to Wednesday's match.



"He does not contribute with just goals. He is an important player in the squad, a leader who always wants to win and instills that among his teammates," the former Real Madrid player added.



The coach said that Ronaldo was focused on the task ahead and was very happy to have the opportunity to play again.



"We are glad because he is in a good form both physically and mentally, despite all what happened and what has been said he is very good. I am happy to see him again on field," he added.



The coach said that the squad was very excited to for the player's return to try to defend its Champions League's title, although the mission would not be easy.

 

IANS

Related news

Don’t Miss

Bawana fire: Police ARRESTED factory owner
Five killed after gunmen storm luxury hotel in Kabul
Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing
Don't miss: Sunny Leone's CRAZY pole dance performance
Ranbir Kapoor's actress leaves Bollywood, marries secretly
63rd Jio Filmfare Awards: Irrfan, Vidya GET best actors' award
PM Modi condoles deaths in Delhi warehouse fire
What's cooking..Shraddha in 'LOVE' with Baahubali Prabhas
Gabbar on sale for Rs 20000000..Know full list with price
Shame Shame Virat Army..India thrashes Pak to retain Blind WCup
Is your city GARBAGE-FREE..Govt star ratings will tell you
Bumper sale, DISCOUNTS on smartphones..Find the best deal
Yummy..Jaitley prepares Halwa, sweet Budget for you
Election Commission = Poll Agent of BJP, AAP returns fire
Deepika,Ranveer fall on Khiladi's feet
Ulta Chor..Pak fires at border, summons Indian diplomat for ceasefire violation
India-Pak War clouds darken..Heavy firing on border, situation tense
Kejriwal Missile..Action on AAP MLAs is CEC's PAYBACK GIFT to Modi
Padmavat = Baahubali...Know Deepika's trick
Sridevi's daughter Jhanvi will meet you on July 20..Book now
Cho Chweet...Shahid's cute daughter will melt your heart..In PICS
Chloe Sevigny not willing to work with Woody Allen
Jhanvi Kapoor's 'Dhadak' to release on July 20
Preity Zinta is pregnant; Pics go viral
Good News for Sunny Leone's fans
US government shuts down
This B'wood actress is pregnant; SEEN hiding baby bump
Zainab murder case: Two key suspects arrested
US selling F-35 jets to this country for $6.53 bn
Tension grips J&K's border residents

Most Recent






Most Popular