Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has said that the reason, star striker Cristiano Ronaldo
ran to look himself in a camera phone after being booted in the face wasn’t about vanity.
CR7 was said to been kicked in the face by Fabian Schar during Real Madrid’s thrashing of
Ronaldo’s left was covered in blood as he stopped to head home a Casemiro cross for his
second goal of the game in Real’s emphatic 7-1 win.
Zidane told a press conference that, “Cristiano grabbed the mobile to see if he could continue
playing or not.”
“He wanted to know, whether the cut was very deep or not. I am saying exactly what he told us
in the dressing room after. I am not making anything up
“They stitched it up and today he was back in training. If he is training with us, with his eye like
this [swollen] it shows how important it is for him to be on the pitch.”
Ronaldo, yesterday took to the training pitch even though, the eye still looked blue. He was
being put through his paces by the coaching staff ahead of Real’s Copa del Rey quarter final
match with Leganes.
Despite leading 1-0 from the first leg, Ronaldo looks keen to finish off the job, taking to the
training field with a black eye and gauze over the right side of his face.
After he scored, Ronaldo was desperate to find out what sort of damage he had done to his
“They have given him two or three stitches and it’s fine,” Zinedine Zidane said at his post-match
He was back in training on Monday, arriving with a plaster on the wound.
The Portuguese scored twice as Real returned to winning ways in style at the Bernabeu.
Gareth Bale and Nacho were also at the double for Zinedine Zidane’s men, with Luka Modric
completing the scoring.
After the clash, Zidane said: “He has got a wound and I think he’s been given two or three
stitches. He’s all right.”
On the win, he added: “It’s always great and a positive feeling to win, netting seven goals at
“It’s not every day you get seven goals at the Bernabeu, so we’re thrilled with that today.“