The French coach of Real Madrid wishes to have the goal scoring power like Ronaldo and he also accolades about the Atletico Madrid coach Simeone.
The Real Madrid head coach avouched that he is jealous of his their prolific attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and he heaped praise about the superstar before their match against the Atletico Madrid side.
In his playing career, the Real Madrid head coach won the Fifa World cup with his country and also the Champions league trophy with the Real Madrid side and also had a bunch of goals in his name but he is now jealous of Ronaldo because of his immense capability of goal scoring ability.
Zidane voiced: "As a coach, he is the best player I have had,"
"I wasn't able to play with him, unfortunately – but I did play against him. His statistics are amazing.
"I played with the Brazilian Ronaldo, who was also an extraordinary player who scored a lot of goals. I'm jealous of them because I didn't have those numbers.
"I got a lot of assists but I just passed the ball and didn't have their goalscoring ability, so I never had the same feeling – that thrill of the ball hitting the net – as them.
"They are decisive players."
The Real Madrid supermo also express his respect for their opposite coach Diego Simeone ahead of their first leg clash in the Champions league Semi final tonight.
Zidane: "Simeone and Mono [German] Burgos are doing a great job for their club,"
"I know Burgos a bit - I like him and have great respect for him.
"I only know Simeone from playing against him but they are two people I have enormous respect for both of them for the job they are doing. Simeone is a very experienced coach."