We do not think about that – Zidane shrugs off Ronaldo exit talk

Zinedine Zidane says talk of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid will not detract from celebrations over a third consecutive Champions League crown.

Gareth Bale struck twice from the bench as Loris Karius’ errors proved key in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday.

But Ronaldo’s post-match bombshell, the Portugal star indicating he is considering moving on from Madrid , will dominate the headlines.

However Zidane, like Sergio Ramos , shrugged off reports Ronaldo could seek a Santiago Bernabeu exit after helping the La Liga giants to four Champions League crowns in five years.

“We do not think about that,” said the Frenchman.

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“Only about what we are doing. Then we’ll see what happens. ”

Despite, struggles in the La Liga campaign which brought his future into question, Zindane once more led the club to continental glory, achieving some history in the process.

Zidane is the first coach to record three consecutive titles in Europe’s premier competition and he hailed the work of his side over recent years, suggesting their accomplishments may never be repeated. 

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“We have no words. It’s what this team has. Talent and work,” said Zidane. 

“We have hope and desire to do things well. We did it again.

“I’ve told the players to enjoy it because this is not going to be seen again.”

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