Former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane on Wednesday praised the club's captain, Sergio Ramos, as well as Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently moved from the giants of Spanish football to Juventus. In an interview with UEFA, Zidane said the two stars played a good role in helping Real Madrid win the third consecutive title of the Champions League when he was the coach. "Sergio Ramos is a natural leader and a great presence in the dressing room, and Cristiano Ronaldo is a leader in the field who inspires his teammates," said the French coach on the official website of UEFA.
"Both are players with a lot of energy and influence within the team, they complement each other well," Zidane said.
The coach and former French player also noted that striker Karim Benzema was a key player for Real Madrid, as the French striker provided the balance to the line of attack.
"He makes himself available and is a true team player," Zidane said of Benzema.
Zidane also stressed that winning the last three Champions League titles was helped by the fact that the team was the same that played the finals of Milan (2016), Cardiff (2017) and Kiev (2018).
"Experience always makes a difference in the main competitions, as players find it easier to take a step back," said Zidane.
Zidane talked about winning the three championships, "The first one (Champions League) stands out because he was the first as coach, the second was symbolic and intense, with us facing Juventus and getting an exceptional performance in the second half. my three seasons as coach of Real Madrid, "added Zidane.