Rumors were rife in the past that Cristiano Ronaldo was on his way out of Real Madrid but the recent Champions League victory has changed his relationship with club President, Florentino Perez.
Image: Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez.
The 69-year-old says he wants Cristiano Ronaldo at the club ‘forever’ and added that Zinedine Zidane ‘changed history.’
It was truly, a historical win for Los Blancos as Zidane watched from the sidelines. The Real Madrid legend won the trophy as a player in 2001; he did it again in 2014 as an Assistant Manager to Carlo Ancelotti in 2014, also against Atletico Madrid.
“Zidane, for me, for Madrid and its history, has been very important. He changed history in 2001, he’s won it as a player, an assistant and the Coach. He said to me the same thing as in 2001: ‘I got it,’” Perez revealed, AS reports.
“I’d like to dedicate this trophy to our fans in Iraq. They’re in my heart. That terrible act means some people have to do more to support Madrid. The values of Madrid arrive in very difficult places.
“All seasons are tough but we fought to the end. In La Liga, when we needed a point…I don’t want to talk about other issues, I just want to speak about the Champions League. La Liga is very difficult. We’ve fought. I won’t say more. We had a good League. And we had a good European Cup.
“I’m proud to be President of Madrid, for its fans, its history and these great players. I would like to dedicate a few words to Atletico, our neighbour and friend. In the last few years they’ve shown their level.
“The Champions League, the European Cup, is in our DNA. Since we founded it with L’Equipe, it’s the most important for us. It’s the most important in the world.
“Ramos? He’s a phenomenon. I want to thank him publicly.
“I guess we won’t renew Ronaldo next week because of Euro 2016. I want him to stay here forever because he’s one of the pillars of the club and is part of history. Madrid with Cristiano marks a point in time.”