Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed exactly why star striker Cristiano Ronaldo ran to look himself in a camera phone after being booted in the face – and it wasn’t about vanity.
Ronaldo has shown off the extent of the facial injuries he suffered after being booted by Fabian Schar during Real Madrid’s win over Deportivo.
The Portuguese ace was left covered in blood as he stopped to head home a Casemiro cross for his second goal of the game in Real’s emphatic 7-1 win.
“Cristiano grabbed the mobile to see if he could continue playing or not,” Zidane told a Press conference.
“He wanted to know, whether the cut was very deep or not. I am saying exactly what he told us in the dressing room after. I am not making anything up.
“They stitched it up and today he was back in training. If he is training with us, with his eye like this [swollen] it shows how important it is for him to be on the pitch.”