Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid manager and former player of Real and of Juventus FC talked about a possible come back of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus star, right in Madrid, the club with which the Portuguese champion wrote the recent history of soccer.
In an interview, Zidane said: "The rumors that Ronaldo would return to Madrid are more and more insistent. When there are so many rumors maybe there is a grain of truth. Maybe, maybe. We know what kind of person he is. Cristiano and above all what he did here at Madrid.
But now he is a Juve player and we must have respect for him and for Juve. I did what I did with Cristiano, now let's see what will happen in the future. I was lucky. to coach him, and it was an impressive thing, and now Juve is enjoying it."
Karim Benzema also spoke of a possible return of CR7 to Madrid, saying: "With Cristiano we have done many things here in Madrid, many goals, many actions, many assists, but it was some time ago, 3 years have passed and he plays in a other team.
What can I say? I am neither the president nor the coach of Madrid and I don't know if Cristiano is well or not in Juve. Play with him again? Well, of course ... he has always done well and will always score, but I don't know if he can come to Madrid."
Gianluigi Buffon: "I will retire maximum in 2023"
Gianluigi Buffon talked about his future retirement from soccer. He said in an interview with the Guardian: "There really is an upper limit in my head which is June 2023.
I really wouldn't go any further. But I might as well decide to quit after the next four months. It is said that at my age the decline it all comes at once, from one moment to the next. But I don't believe it. The feelings I have now don't make me think there could be a sudden collapse.
I certainly never imagined playing for so long. I think. that it is a good story. I strongly believe in destiny. When they proposed to come back, I said to myself: one last great story to write. My friendship with Pirlo dates back to 1993, together with Gattuso.
Then we had the luck and the ability to share an experience such as winning the World Cup, I think this has welded our relationship. Not a friendship, because that does not depend on the World Cup, but our bond. When I saw him in training I thought 'God exists'
Now who is our coach I always call him m ister in front of other people, it's a matter of respect. As long as we are here we have roles, but outside we can be Gigi and Andrea."