Ronaldo Owes His Success to Benezema and Rivalry with Messi

Ronaldo Owes His Success to Benezema and Rivalry with Messi

Real Madrid’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo owes his prosperity and the unprecedented level he’s came to partner Karim Benzema, additionally to his contention with Barcelona’s Argentine player Lionel Messi, as indicated by previous mentor Carlo Ancelotti and to the Merengue’s legend Zinedine Zidane.

“I think that Ronaldo’s success is largely down to Benzema’s hard work,” said former Galacticos manager Ancelotti, according to the Bleacher Report. “Karim is a calm guy. He is a very relaxed and humble guy, but he is a great player.”


Ancelotti said Ronaldo ought to be thankful to Benezema, as he has helped with 14 of Ronaldo’s 48 goals in 41 matches and Champions League appearances amid the Italian’s mentor administration 2013-2014. Benzema scored 23 goals that year.

Under Ancelotti, the Ronaldo-Benzema couple drove Real Madrid’s tenth European Cup-Champions League title, after which the Italian mentor was rejected following a frustrating second season for him.

“I believe Benzema and Ronaldo are the perfect attacking duo,” he added.

Be that as it may, Ronaldo additionally has Messi to thank, as per Zidane, who guaranteed the Portuguese striker utilizes his contention with the Argentine star as motivation to always enhance himself.

As of late, Ronaldo accomplished to noteworthy deeds as he joined the 500 Club subsequent to piling on 501 goals in his profession; 324 at Real Madrid alone, making him the club’s untouched most elevated scorer, taking the record from the fanciful Raul, who took 400 a bigger number of games than the Portuguese star to get the same number of goals.

“The rivalry with Messi is only pushing him to get the best out of himself,” said the French legendary forward. “You have to see Ronaldo on the training pitch. It is simply amazing to see him in action.” Zidane also said Raul’s departure from Real Madrid helped Ronaldo, as he then went on to develop himself into another club legend.