Published On: Fri, Jun 9th, 2017

“He’s Not Selfish On The Pitch” Benzema Backs Team-Mate Ronaldo

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been earlier tip to win the Ballon D’Or having scoring 42 goals in 46 games to fire Madrid to triumphs in La Liga, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup in the past year.

Although the skipper has been criticized of beig stingy with the ball, wanting to score goals rather than give passes to his top striker unlike his Barcelona rival Messi.

Madrid top striker Benzema has however, backed his team mate up, saying Ronaldo is very free with the ball and doesnt hold on ball for himself alone but passes when required.

He said Ronaldo is not selfish with the ball.

“I have no words. When I hear his name, I just have a gesture of admiration,” he said of Ronaldo, as quoted by AS.

“He’s an extraordinary person. We understand each other well on the pitch. He wants to have the ball but it’s very difficult to get it when he runs with it.

“He’s not selfish on the pitch but if he has the ball he always wants to go for goal. And suddenly, he’ll set me up to score.”

Benzema also hailed the impact of head coach Zinedine Zidane, who has won five trophies – including back-to-back European titles – since taking charge in January 2016.

“He’s a very complete, professional coach,” he said. “Everyone admires him for his decisions in key moments. Zidane is more excited than a lot of the players in training. We understand each other well.”


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