Former Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo should win this year’s Ballon d’Or. He believes that the Portuguese forward has been the most consistent player and rightly deserve to win the award this year.
Fabio Cannavaro who is currently working as a coach in China said that Cristiano Ronaldo is the player that should win the award. Although he has failed to score goals in recent games, he said that the jury should take into account what he has achieved during the whole of the year.
Fabio Cannavaro said that Carlo Ancelotti was right when he said that having Cristiano Ronaldo in the team is akin to starting a game with a 1-0 lead. The former defender stated that Ronaldo is not only a dangerous player for the opposing team, he is also a good inspiration for his teammates.
Fabio Cannavaro has also praised the influence Zinedine Zidane has had on Cristiano Ronaldo. He said that Zidane was a successful player and that it is a good thing that he is coaching Real Madrid. He believes that the French manager has done exceptionally well at Real Madrid and he has been wise in his decisions.
He believes that Zidane has been careful not to chance everything too soon and that he has built upon the work started by Rafael Benitez at Real Madrid.
Fabio Cannavaro thinks that Real Madrid can challenge Barcelona for the title this season and he believes that Cristiano Ronaldo will be an important member of the squad. He said that Ronaldo has the necessary experience and skills to inspire the team especially in difficult situations and believe that he will be able to deliver the goods this season.
Fabio Cannavaro said that his currently learning his trade as a coach and that he will come to Europe when he gains sufficient experience.