The Spanish club’s Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday that when Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid in the Champions League final in June appear as sharp and he is now ready to face Manchester United in the European Super Cup.
Ronaldo was certified to report for pre-season training later than his team mates after playing in the Confederation Cup with Portugal and missed out the Liga team’s tour of the United States, instead of going on a promotional tour of Asia.
The 32-year-old Real footballer Cristiano stopped playing for Real after a 4-1 win against Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff and reported emerged from Portugal which he wanted to leave Real after being blamed of tax avoidance by the Spanish authorities.
Ronaldo has made no public statement following the unique report in Portuguese newspaper Record even Spanish media said that he had decided to stay at Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is likely to stay in Madrid after joining up late with the squad but coach Zidane said that the creative Portuguese forward player had every chance of playing against his old side United.
On Monday, coach Zidane said in a news conference ahead of the game in Skopje, “What has impressed me the most is that he is the same condition as in the final and two months ago, that’s what I care about the most and what he cares about.”
He added, “The fact he has come with us here means a lot, and it means he is ready to play. Tomorrow (Tuesday) we’ll see if he does. Many things have happened and there has been a lot of noise as usual, but he is calm.”
The professional Portuguese has joined United in an 18 aged after making an impression in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford. He left United to join Real Madrid when offered of 80 million pounds of fee in 2009 and won two Liga titles and three Champions League trophies.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said about Ronaldo “He is a very important player for our squad and, regardless of the number of days he’s spent training, it was important that he travelled with us because he has an important role. Even if he doesn’t play, his presence is important.”