Real Madrid still love Cristiano – Zidane on possible Ronaldo return
Zidane stopped short of making any direct declarations about the possibility of Cristiano returning, but did recognise his achievements during his time at the club.
Zinedine Zidane addressed the media ahead of Saturday's LaLiga clash against Elche and warned that his side will need to put in a top performance if they are to take all three points from the game.
During the press conference, Zidane refused to be drawn on rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a return to the Bernabeu after his exit with Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League this week to Porto.
"Everyone knows what Cristiano is to Madrid, what he's achieved here, what we think about him and everything he did here was magnificent," Zidane said.
"But right now he's a Juventus player and I can't say more than that. A lot of things have been said but we need to be respectful."