Zinedine Zidane has lavished praises on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese international deservedly won the Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in his career.

The Real Madrid coach stated on Wednesday that Ronaldo was out to prove he deserved the award by further leading his Real Madrid team to another Club World Cup title.

The Madrid star man who was voted the best player for the fourth time is his career would be leading the frontlines in Japan when Madrid face their South American opponent Club America in the club world cup semifinals on Thursday. When asked about the game, the Real Madrid coach said:

“Cristiano is hugely motivated for this game — as always.

“Obviously, we have many great players at Real Madrid but it’s very rare one player wins so many awards,” he added.

Ronaldo who is closing in on five times Ballon d’Or record holder Lionel Messi has helped his real Madrid team boss Europe for the 11th time. Continue reading RONALDO HUNGRY FOR MORE SILVERWARE