Calderon said the Frenchman walked away from Santiago Bernabeu because he wanted Gareth Bale sold instead of Cristiano Ronaldo, but president Florentino Perez had other ideas.
“Zidane made it very clear when he decided to leave the club,”he told Bleacher Report.
“Zidane also wanted to sign some players a
nd transfer others apart from Bale but he didn’t get [his wishes], so he decided to leave. And he was right.”
He insisted on keeping Cristiano and transferring Bale, and the president did completely the opposite.
Calderon added that: “The point with Cristiano was not only that he scored 50 goals per season but also that he was a leader. He could help team-mates. He was always encouraging them to play better, to train more.