Benzema, Ronaldo give us peace of mind even without goals — Zidane

Kiko Casilla

The Portuguese superstar has not scored at home in La Liga this season and has only managed to convert one of his 48 shots in the league since the campaign got underway.

It's not been a great season for Cristiano Ronaldo so far. This may be a clumsy attempt at amateur psychology, but it looked like he was trying a little too hard to exude calmness.

"You have to take each match as it comes". I wanted to rest him because he'd been playing a lot.

"Ronaldo not celebrating Isco's goal?"

As per a reporter on Spanish radio station on Onda Cero, via The Express, Ronaldo has had a bet with two of his Real teammates that he will finish the season as the league's top scorer.

PSG fear he could be tempted back to Spain if he fails to win major honours with the Coupe de France champions, and are determined to make him feel comfortable in his new surroundings.

"Now Cristiano is getting assists, his bad run will end", Zidane explained in his post-match press conference.

And Diario Gol say that, despite Ronaldo's bet, Messi remains confident of finishing as La Liga's top scorer.

"Whistles for Benzema and applause for Ronaldo?"

"I don't know, I didn't hear that", he said when told about the booing for Benzema.

Ronaldo placed the ball on a silver platter for Isco to score the final goal in Real Madrid's comfortable 3-0 defeat of Las Palmas on Sunday evening. After facing regular criticism for lack of goals this season, Sergio Ramos defended both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zidane though has backed them to come good, and said: "At the end of the day, what we want to do is continue to work and do the right thing". "We all know what he can do".

Portugal play friendlies against Saudi Arabia and the USA during the international break but Ronaldo is being rested after helping his country qualify for the World Cup.

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