Zinedine Zidane was unable to contact hospitalised star
Ronaldo as he recovers from his horrific knee injury because the hospital
operator didn’t know who the Frenchman was.
Ronaldo is in hospital in Paris having undergone surgery for the
career-threatening ruptured tendon in his knee that he suffered in last
Wednesday’s match with Livorno.
Messages of support have flooded in for El Fenomeno, who is set to be out of the
game for at least nine-to-twelve months.
One of these well-wishers was none other than France legend Zinedine Zidane, who
is a former team-mate of Ronaldo from their time together at Real Madrid.
Zidane yesterday rang up the hospital that Ronaldo is staying at in order to
speak to his old colleague and friend.
When the hospital telephone operator asked who was calling, incredibly the name
Zinedine Zidane was not recognised by the employee, thus the 1998 World Cup
winner was not granted permission to speak to Ronaldo.
Zidane only retired from football in 2006, however it seems that despite being
one of the greatest players in the history of the game, his name is already
starting to be forgotten.