London : Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has lavished praise on star striker Cristiano Ronaldo following his scintillating display in his side’s 7-1 thrashing of Celta Vigo in La Liga and described him as a ‘unique’ player.
The 31-year-old smashed four goals as he moved second in the all-time goal scorer standings in La Liga with 252 strikes.
The Frenchman pointed out that he had never scored four goals in a match, insisting that only Ronaldo was capable of such kind of performance.
“I’m happy with Cristiano’s performance. Whistles are part of football, they don’t only whistle Cristiano. The supporters are demanding and always want more from the players,” Zidane was quoted as saying by goal.com.
The 43-year-old manager believes that Ronaldo’s performance against Celta would help in boosting his confidence ahead of the Champions League clash.
Reflecting on Madrid’s overall performance, Zidane said that Madrid performed tremendously strong in the second half, but added Celta had also attacked brilliantly.
“The most important thing is to know what to do when you have the ball and when you don’t have it,” he added.
Madrid are currently standing third in La Liga table and are just one point adrift of Atlentico Madrid. They will next lock horns with UD Las Palmas on March 14. (ANI)