Assistant Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has showered Cristiano Ronaldo with praise, explaining that the Portuguese is an “example” for his team-mates.
Ronaldo is the front-runner for this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which will be handed out at a FIFA gala on 13th January.
And Zidane is nothing if not impressed with the Portuguese, seeing him day in day out at Real Madrid and coming to the conclusion that he is a model professional.
Zidane told a press conference: “Ronaldo’s performances on the pitch are monstrous.
“Ronaldo is an example for everyone who trains with him.
“He is a great professional.”
The 28-year-old has notched an impressive 30 goals in just 21 matches in all competitions so far this season, helping Portugal to the 2014 World Cup in the process.