Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the footballers who marked his time at Real Madrid. The Portuguese won 16 titles in nine seasons, in which four Champions League, three Club World Cups and two Santander Leagues stand out. With a history of such magnitude, he managed to have a place in the hearts of the fans; however, it was not the only ones whose life was changed.
Cristiano Ronaldo would have had an influence on his teammates, especially Karim Benzema. The Frenchman was always classified as a good player, but he never managed to shine in the team until a special moment: an advice from the ex-Sporting Club would have made him change the 'chip'.
Jorge Valdano, former soccer player and manager of Real Madrid, spoke with ‘La Galerna’ and revealed the advice of the Portuguese star to ‘Gato’ that could change his career. “His change comes from an improvement in his professionalism. This boy has played with Cristiano, the superprofessional par excellence”, he said.
"Cristiano, who admires him a lot, tells him: 'Boy, this is not going to make it to Real Madrid.' Karim learned from that advice. Smart people change for the better. And Cristiano's own departure was also important for him, because it forced him to assume that more leading role”, explained the Argentine-Spanish.