Newly appointed Real Madrid head of coach, Zinedine Zidane publicly stated that his striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world. During an interview, he said,
"Cristiano Ronaldo is the best. People can say what they like about Cristiano Ronaldo, but in his heart he's a good person."
The what about Lionel Messi? The Frenchman did not forget to mention Messi as well. In regards to the Ronaldo-Messi rivalry, Zidane pointed out,
"Messi is the rival and that rivalry is great for the footballing spectacle, it's what the fans want to see."
So is Zidane saying that Ronaldo is the best and Messi is the runner-up trying to take the number one spot?
Former Madrid coach, Rafael Benitez was heavily criticized by the Spanish media when he regarded Ronaldo as "one of the best". They thought Ronaldo deserved more than just being simply called "one of the best".