Former Actual Madrid president Ramon Calderon claims that his successor, Florentino Perez, was guilty for Zinedine Zidane’s resignation on the finish of final season.
Zidane left his place in Might after successful a 3rd consecutive Champions League title. Two months later, Cristiano Ronaldo additionally left the Bernabeu to signal for Juventus.
Calderon claims that Perez’s insistence on promoting Ronaldo as an alternative of Gareth Bale, with whom Zidane didn’t get alongside, was one of many predominant explanation why the Frenchman resigned.
“Zidane made it very clear when he determined to go away the membership,” mentioned Calderon, quoted by Sport. “He insisted on holding Cristiano and transferring Bale, and the president did utterly the other.
“Zidane additionally wished to signal some gamers and switch others — aside from Bale — however he did not get [his wishes], so he determined to go away. And he was proper.”
Predictably, Actual Madrid have struggled with out Ronaldo. They sacked Zidane’s alternative Julen Lopetegui after simply 14 video games in cost, and they’re now ten factors off the tempo in La Liga.
Calderon believes it isn’t simply Ronaldo’s targets that are missed.
“The purpose with Cristiano was not solely that he scored 50 targets per season but additionally that he was a pacesetter,” added Calderon.
“He might assist team-mates. He was at all times encouraging them to play higher, to coach extra.
“For me, that’s the predominant drawback — not solely the lack of his targets however Cristiano’s behaviour, his perspective.”
Ronaldo averaged multiple objective per sport over the course of 9 seasons at Actual Madrid, and his prolific report has continued since he moved to Serie A, with 14 league targets for his new membership to this point.