Eibar - Real Madrid

Zidane: "Cristiano is from another planet"

NEWS | 10/03/2018 | Borja Miranda (Éibar)

"We knew that we'd have to dig in but we fought together and showed good spirit to get the win", declared the Whites' boss. 
Zinedine Zidane expressed his satisfaction following his side's win at Ipurua. The Real Madrid boss lavished praise on Cristiano Ronaldo, who bagged a brace to see off Éibar: "He's from another planet. He knows that he's going to score, he's very positive. He's a different and special player. His stats speak for themselves. He's a very good player and he's ours".

"You've got to recognise the performance from Éibar, who put in a great display. They were the better team. They were excellent, particularly in the first half. It's a tough place to come and they're a good side that are enjoying a super season. We knew that we'd have to dig in, and although we struggled when on the ball, we fought together and showed good spirit to get the win. We're pleased with today".

Modric and Ramos
"After being out for 15-20 days, Luka came in and delivered a top performance. He did very well at what's a tough place to play at. We weren't planning on him playing the whole 90 minutes, but that's how it worked out in the end. Ramos just went off to go to the toilet, then came back on and that's all there is to it".


"We've still got a chance of winning LaLiga and that'll be the case until the end of the season. It'll be tough, but sometimes, if you drop you guard you are made to pay. The important thing is to keep moving forward. We need to keep putting wins on the board if we want to achieve anything, that is what we will try to do. Today we managed it. We must enjoy this win, rest up for a few days, something we have not done for a while, and then focus on the Girona game”.
Isco and Bale
“They did well, they all did. Perhaps as a team we weren’t as good as usual. We didn’t get into our stride and had some difficulties. They all fought hard, ran a lot and that is what I want from them. When things don’t go your way you need real character to weather the storm”.