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Zidane's Reason For Why He Substituted Ronaldo

Zinedine Zidane's Reason For Why He Substituted Cristiano Ronaldo

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 20, 2017 07:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has explained why he decided to substitute Cristiano Ronaldo against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

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The Portuguese star reacted angrily after being taken off during the fixture, having failed to get on the score sheet in his side's 2-1 win at the San Mames. 

The Frenchman did not go into much detail as to why he decided to substitute his star player, but it seems he did so thinking the victory was already secured.

"Ronaldo can be taken off from time to time, there's nothing more to it. He is just happy we won the game," Zidane told Sport.

"Cristiano gave a lot during the game. When you have to run up front it is more difficult, that's why we made those changes."

Zidane also praised his charges for becoming only the second side to beat Bilbao on their home turf this season.

"We were under the cosh at times but I think we show great character," he added. 

"It was a really important time to keep the good run going. We knew how tough it would be to pick up points here."

Ronaldo Angry With Substitution

The 32-year-old has scored 26 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions for Los Blancos so far this season.

Do you think Ronaldo was right to be angry at being taken off? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Matthias Joined: 06 Nov 2015
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Matthias Mar 22, 2017 09:42 PM
Yeah he must explain why ,Real recipe and u just take t off easy like that no no
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Joseqh Joined: 06 Jan 2014
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Joseqh Mar 22, 2017 03:55 PM
Hai,can someone tell me, is Ronaldo not to be substituted, is that a mistake? Every time he is substituted something must follow... Ronaldo is not supernatural, he is a human just like the rest....
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THASI Mar 22, 2017 11:35 AM
People are confused, they are not sure whether they like CR7 or Real Madrid, They like comparing CR7 and the Great Messi, of which is wrong sometimes.
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THASI Mar 22, 2017 11:31 AM
Taking him out need not to be questioned, the Coach knows his job, zinedine used to be a gr8 player, Ronaldo is not special for that matter, a team comprises of eleven players, and also reserves, tactics can work for the coach and it can go either way. soccer people will respect it. no issue here.
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Pridem Mar 21, 2017 10:30 PM
Ok
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Mpho Poster Mar 21, 2017 08:19 PM
His coach just said he is happy they won the Game so why are yu trying to seel lies?
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Ronaldinho 10 Mar 21, 2017 06:33 PM
CR7 IS THE PLAYER WHO CAN WIN A GAME BUT HE MUST RESPECT THAT MAN ZIZOU NOT JUST AS HIS COACH BUT FOOTBALL ICON HE SCORED 2GOALS IN WORLD CUP FINALE HE DID WONDER FOR MADRID AS PLAYER N OTHER CLUB LIKE JUVENTUSE
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gangisamhlave Mar 21, 2017 03:23 PM
Aaaaaaaaaaaah
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Faysal Mar 21, 2017 02:25 PM
He is done so bench is where he belongs
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Surroundings Mar 21, 2017 12:07 PM
Messi cant be taken off unless he is injured
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Surroundings Mar 21, 2017 12:04 PM
@Phrinick_Cr7 if this was your site we were going to comment what suits you but since this is Soccerladuma site you aren't gonna tell us any damn thing
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molaobert Mar 21, 2017 11:38 AM
Ronaldo Wasn't the only player substituted then why r we not given the reasons why others were substituted?No player is immune to substitution even Lui Figo used to get substituted
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DzuniMkansiThebucks Mar 21, 2017 11:11 AM
Dead cow
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deadly trio msn Mar 21, 2017 09:58 AM
@MR E remind them they seem to forget who's the king of all time
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deadly trio msn Mar 21, 2017 09:57 AM
Okay
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Phrinick_Cr7 Mar 21, 2017 08:58 AM
If you can't say good about somebody just shut up!. Why is that people tend to highlight negativity instead of positive things ?. If you not CR7 fan damn leave no stupid comment on anything to do with him. Spare your energy for good sake.
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Gizaretti_legendary Mar 21, 2017 08:48 AM
@madridstar across all competitions Messi has 41 goals. Across all competitions, Ronaldo has 26. Please look at the stats. What you are mentioning about Messi is just La Liga.
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Mahase79 Mar 21, 2017 08:19 AM
He is selfish and age is no longer in his side
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Stikabopha Mar 21, 2017 07:45 AM
stupid adiot penaldo
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Phumlani weKhosi Mar 21, 2017 07:32 AM
Mxm drama queen!!

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