Real Madrid legend Figo amazed by success of ex-teammate Zidane
- Author: Julie Sanders May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 9:44
Fresh off claiming La Liga for the first time as Madrid coach, Zidane's stock is high in European football, having delivered the Champions League to the Spanish giants last season.
The four-time Ballon d'Or victor said the media's portrayal of him was wide of the mark, but stopped short of denying the accusations thrown at him following Madrid's 2-0 win at Malaga on Sunday, which officially dethroned titleholders Barcelona.
Real looked like the more hungry of the two sides, with star man Ronaldo netting after just two minutes.
Now the Madrid captain has work to do in ensuring that there's no complacency ahead of their Champions League final against Juventus on June 3.
Real Madrid needed just one point to secure the league title after faltering against rivals Barcelona and made sure they gave coach Zinedine Zidane a reason to celebrate as they also became the first Real Madrid team in history to score in all the games of the competition.
Perez who was speaking at Madrid's town hall during the club's title celebrations, said, "Thanks Zinedine for all you have given us, and all you keep giving us".
It has been a quick and seamless rise for the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year - who played for Madrid from 2001 to 2006 - after stepping into his first senior coaching role as a replacement for Rafael Benitez in January 2016. I've been here a long time and it's a very tough league to win.
Isco has reassured fans he will still be at Real Madrid next season after winning LaLiga on Sunday.
He scored 53 in 2010/11, 60 in 2011/12, 55 in 2012/13, 51 in 2013/14, a record-breaking 61 in 2014/15 and 51 in 2015/16, only failing to reach the 40-goal mark in his first season (2009/10) with the team.
"We really deserve this even though we've had to fight for it until the end", added Ramos. Consistency has been the most important thing - we've barely dropped any points.
"We didn't depend on ourselves. We have won one and can win another".
Despite the happiness of winning the domestic title, Ronaldo slammed the media for projecting him what he's not, saying he's "not a devil".