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Fabio Capello believes Cristiano Ronaldo can be on top for atleast three more years

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Ronaldo’s recent form has been a huge talking point for everyone involved at Madrid

Former Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has said that Cristiano Ronaldo can continue to perform at a top level for at least three more years. 

Ronaldo has scored 19 goals in 23 games this season which ridiculous as it sounds is comfortably below his goals to games ratio for Real Madrid. 

The Portuguese forward has come under recent criticism for his sub-standard performances in crucial games, with his most recent performance for Granada also drawing some brickbats from critics.

However, Ronaldo has received backing from the Italian who insisted that the star forward is far from finished.

"Cristiano Ronaldo has three more years of football, easily. He will have more experience," the Italian told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope.

"He takes a lot of care of himself and he can play until 34 easily. It is not easy to find a scorer like him."

Capello was also left baffled by the decision to sack Benitez, but was quick to praise his replacement Zinedine Zidane.The Italian also revealed he was never in the race totake over at the Bernabeu again.

"I do not know what happened in the locker room [before Benitez's departure]," he said.

"I never talked with Real Madrid to replace Rafa Benitez. Zidane has charisma, international experience and can succeed."

Ronaldo says he will think about his future only after his contract ends at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has attempted to put to rest rumours about his future by saying that he will remain in Madrid until 2018 before he considers his exit.

The Portuguese forward has been linked with a move to PSG and Manchester United in recent times but it seems any club interested in securing his services can only do so after his contract runs out.

Ronaldo was presented with the pichichi award for scoring the most La Liga goals last season on Monday where he revealed he might not be ending his career at Madrid.

"I have been in Spain six years. I was also at Manchester United for six years and that was a great experience, a great championship, but for me this is the best league in the world," Ronaldo said to Marca. "It's a privilege to be here.”

"I want to be here for a couple more years and then we'll see. That's the duration of my contract and I want to give my all in that time."

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