Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has said that his star forward Cristiano Ronaldo is extra motivated as Real Madrid prepare for La Liga game against Real Sociedad and a Champions league round of 16 first leg against PSG.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo has fallen below his usually prolific goalscoring standards this season.
The Portuguese’s performance has affected Real Madrid who are putting up a woeful defence of their league title, lying fourth, 19 points away from leaders, Barcelona.
Real Madrid will host Real Sociedad on Saturday before welcoming Paris Saint-Germain to the Santiago Bernabeu in midweek.
Zidane told reporters, “He’s extra motivated this season. He wants to show what he is capable of.
“I’m not concerned, I’m not worried. He is an outstanding footballer.
“There have been some times this season when he hasn’t been able to get on the scoresheet but he is there when needed.
“On the big stage he performs. We’ve got a game on Saturday. That’s the one I’m concerned about and then we will look ahead to Wednesday’s game.
“I think we all have pressure. We’re all in this together,” Zidane replied when asked about the French striker, who has a paltry two LaLiga goals to his name this season.
“We all just need to contribute more to the team, and Benzema also.
“We have to do the talking on the pitch,” he added.