Cristiano Ronaldo has lauded Zidane for the success Real Madrid has enjoyed after taking over in just 12 months.
The Real Madrid legend took over as coach from Rafael Benitez last January and won the UCL in his first season in charge.
Madrid went on a 40-game unbeaten run, before losing to Sevilla and Ronaldo believes Zidane deserves credit for the success enjoyed by the club.
“When Zidane came to the team, all the players respected him because of his time as a player. Now everybody respects him for what he has done as a coach as well. He is showing passion for the game,” Ronaldo told Dongqiudi.
“When Zidane took charge of the team, everything changed. He is a very professional and calm coach. He had exactly what we needed at the time, he changed everything.
“That is why we went 40 games without losing. Zidane is the main man responsible for that run. He changed the mentality of the team. We started to win as soon as he took over.”