Cristiano Ronaldo needed to work harder admits Zinedine Zidane

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo needed to work harder. 

Zidane, who replaced Rafa Benitez in the dugout at the Santiago Bernabeu earlier this month, has also insisted that the dynamic forward hasn't lost his ability to score goals. 

Ronaldo has found the back of the net on 16 occasions in 21 La Liga games this term but hasn't quite been able to replicate last season's form. 


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In the 2014/15 campaign, the former Manchester United man struck an incredible 48 goals in 35 league appearances for the Spanish giants. 

Zidane, though, is clearly confident that his main man will produce the goods as the season approaches its latter stages. 

Ronaldo hasn't lost it 

The Real Madrid boss stated, as per Sport: "He hasn’t lost his goal scoring capability.

“He has not lost anything, he’s fine and he’s working well - like everyone is. He just needed to work a little bit more.”

For any normal player, 16 league goals at this stage of the season would be quite the achievement. But Ronaldo is anything but normal. 

He's the man that can lead and inspire Zidane's side to glory this season. Let's be honest, Barcelona are probably a greater force than Real Madrid - the trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have been incredible over the course of the past year - but Ronaldo still has the ability to secure trophies for his beloved club this season.

It would certainly be foolish to write him off; there's no reason why he can't get back to his scintillating best. 

Do you expect Ronaldo to get back to his best? Have your say below! 

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