Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane (right) celebrates with Cristiano Ronaldo
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The Juventus forward has spoken of his appreciation of the 47-year-old.
He told DAZN: "The confidence that a player needs doesn't only come from himself but also from the players around him and the coach.
You need to feel like you are an important part of the group and Zidane made me feel special.
"He helped me a lot. I already had a lot of respect for him but working with him made me admire him more.
"That's because of what he's like as a person, how he talks, how he led the team and how he treated me."
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Zidane is already under pressure following a disappointing pre-season with Real, which has included a 7-3 defeat to fierce rivals Atletico Madrid, and a reported high-profile breakdown in relations with star forward Gareth Bale.