Zidane ‘cannot imagine Madrid without Ronaldo’

Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid is an unimaginable prospect for coach Zinedine Zidane. The Portuguese star remains the subject of growing speculation over his future, with reports suggesting Ronaldo is unsettled at the Santiago Bernabeu. It stems from the 32-year-old’s apparent displeasure at his contract, with Barcelona rival Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar said

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‘Lineker’s Benzema criticism embarrassing’ – Zidane hails ‘the best’ striker

Zinedine Zidane has labelled Gary Lineker’s criticism of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as “embarrassing”. During Madrid’s 1-1 Champions League draw against Tottenham on Tuesday, former England striker Lineker tweeted to claim Benzema was “a tad overrated” and “decent, not great”. The 29-year-old Frenchman endured a frustrating outing in front of goal in midweek, with

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