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I had a good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo – Benitez

Former Napoli and Liverpool coach, Rafa Benitez, has said he had a good relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.

The Spaniard had been in charge of the Merengues in the first part of the 2015-16 campaign.

He was sacked in March and replaced by Zizou Zidane.

There had been rumours he clashed with Ronaldo who joined Juventus two years later.

“Ronaldo is a professional player, a champion. He is very competitive and he used to do what I told him,” Benitez told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He had to begin the pressing, it was all about finding a good balance with his teammates. It’s not true it ended up badly, one week ago I left Madrid he was speaking with respect about our work.”

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