Zidane insists struggling Real and Ronaldo are 'not that bad'

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Real Madrid's coach, Zinedine Zidane said last month that he is hopeful the Portuguese will remain at the club for the remainder of his career, despite the uncertainty surrounding his future.

Real Madrid will play against Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabéu in the 19th round of the Santander La Liga 2017/2018.

"But everyone wants him at Real Madrid and we want that".

Zidane also backed Cristiano Ronaldo to rediscover his best form after two games without a goal, and on the back of a poor performance in last weekend's 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. Madrid have scored 32 goals this season, the third most in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have combined for only eight goals.

Real Madrid have won five of their last six La Liga home games, but lost the last one 3-0 to Barcelona. Over their last three games, The Yellow Submarine picked up seven points and snapped a three-game losing streak. The last time they won three in a row away from home was in March 2017. Villarreal have scored the eighth most goals and allowed the eighth fewest goals in La Liga.

In La Liga, Javi Calleja's side are in sixth, just four points behind Madrid, but they will be without midfielder Bruno Soriano, defender Ruben Semedo and reserve goalkeeper Andres Fernandez on Saturday, while forwards Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soldado are doubtful. Live streaming is available on beIN Sports Connect, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through their app.

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