Real Madrid president Florentino Perez talked to the media after the Los Blancos won their eleventh European Cup.
Perez said that he wants Ronaldo to stay at the club forever as the Portuguese superstar is still a key component of the team.
The 31 year old scored the decisive spot kick in the Champions League final against city rivals Atletico Madrid.
“Everyone knows I want Cristiano to stay here forever,” Real’s supremo told Antena 3 television. “He is one of the pillars of the team and of the history of the club.
“Real Madrid have made a new era with him.”
Perez was also all praise for Zinadine Zidane, who replaced Rafa Benitez in January and has achieved great success ever since.
Perez continued “Zidane, for me, for Madrid and its history, has been very important.
“He changed history in 2002, and he has won the Champions League as a player, an assistant and now as the coach.
“All seasons are tough, but we fought to the end. La Liga is very difficult. We’ve fought.
“I won’t say more. We had a good league, and we had a good European Cup.”
This is Real’s second European Cup in three years and it once again came at the expense of Atletico Madrid, but Perez was all praise for the red and white half of Madrid.
He added “I would like to dedicate a few words to Atletico, our neighbor and friend. In the last few years, they have shown the level they are at.
“You feel for them because of the effort they have made, but I am sure they will win it in the future.”