Zinedine Zidane hails 'incredible' Cristiano Ronaldo after four goals

Zinedine Zidane hails 'incredible' Cristiano Ronaldo after four goals

"Ronaldo is very important to us, he transmits an energy across the whole group".

A dominant start from Barca at Nou Camp yielded the opening goal after just eight minutes as Messi found Jordi Alba out on the left, his pullback neatly side-footed into the far corner by Paco Alcacer, filling in for the suspended Luis Suarez. According to a report, a insane bet with his teammates is the reason behind his improved form.

Ronaldo managed just four league goals before the start of 2018, but he now has 22 to his name. Spaian's Radio Marca has now suggested that he entered into a insane bet with his teammates on November 7 previous year.

Ronaldo has scored 562 goals in 753 career matches, a remarkable return, and has more than one goal a game in his time at Real Madrid.

If Don Balon are to be believed, which they're probably not, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have so much of a say in transfers at their respective clubs that they pretty much dictate what goes on.

There are still 11 games left in the league.

But there was no stopping Ronaldo, who has now hit 17 goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions.

Previously earning a fifth Ballon d'Or and now a second Portuguese Player of the Year, the 33-year-old claims that he always backs up his confidence on the pitch.

Ronaldo's insatiable recent form is unrecognisable from his mediocre record in the first five months of the campaign.

Ronaldo enjoyed another productive night at the Portuguese FA awards, as he collected the Best Male Player gong.

"He's always in very good form come the end of the season. Right now he is helping the team a lot and we can all see the effect he is having on us".

Their title hopes are long gone but they have every chance of winning a third consecutive European Cup.

A Selecao das Quinas, 2016 European champions, take on Egypt (March 23) and Holland (March 26) in their final global clashes before the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Ronaldo will be looking to put all the off-field controversies firmly behind him and let his boots do the talking.

"We have regained confidence and that has been evident in our home games", added Zidane.

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