IS CRISTIANO RONALDO FADING? AT 32 AS IS SCORING, SHOOTING, ASSISTING AND TOUCHING THE BALL LESS THA
Zinedine Zidane has made not secret of his liking for Eden Hazard
Cristiano Ronaldo at 32 might be on the wane - statistically he is down in key area
While Lionel Messi was said to have the natural ability, Ronaldo had to work for it.
Though his role has changed over time, he has shown he can still be relied on when required.
Ronaldo beat Messi to four Ballon d'Ors, including last year's. In 2016, he also won the Champions League with Madrid and the European Championships with Portugal.
Time appears to be catching up with Cristiano Ronaldo, as he his in thirties. That's what the statistics shows, anyway.
The Real Madrid star is scoring 0.89 goals a game in 2016-17 – his worst ratio since signing for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is scoring, shooting, assisting and touching the ball less than ever before
Zinedine Zidane said of Eden Hazard in 2010: 'He's very good and is going to get even better. I would take him to Madrid with my eyes closed.'
In 2015, He added: 'After [Lionel] Messi and [Cristiano] Ronaldo, Hazard is my favourite player. It's incredible to watch him play. Do I see him going to Real Madrid? Ask someone else. I love the player and that's all.'
In 2017, Zidane is Real Madrid manager and wants to freshen up his forward line of Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale – by making Hazard their new Galactico.