Cristiano Ronaldo’s response when asked about Rafael Benitez

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez

Cristiano Ronaldo worked with current Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez at Real Madrid earlier this past season.

Real Madrid's Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has joking said on La Sexta’s Jugones programme that he learned a lot from Rafael Benitez.

Ronaldo worked with current Newcastle United manager Benitez during the first half of the season at Madrid.

According to a report on Goal.com in December 2015, the Spaniard asked the Portugal international to undergo a biometric study in order to help improve his free-kick accuracy.

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

When posed the question on La Sexta’s Jugones programme to the former Manchester United star if it was Benitez who taught him how to take a free kick, Ronaldo laughed.

“You can always learn from your coaches,” said the 31-year-old, as reported by Football Espana. “Some things can be learned and not others.

“I saw different things from him than from other coaches, but obviously there are things no one can teach you. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.

“You can get something positive from coaches. I’m not only talking about free kicks but how you strike the ball, how you dribble, but that’s their thing.

“Benitez would say ‘ok.’ There are some things you can’t debate with someone else because you think differently, so you just say thanks and that’s it.”

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after defeating Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 quarter-finalPortugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after defeating Czech Republic in their Euro 2012 quarter-final

Ronaldo scored 35 goals and created 50 chances in 36 La Liga appearances for Madrid during the 2015-16 campaign.

So far in the Champions League this season, the former Sporting Lisbon star scored 16 goals and created 22 chances in 11 matches.

The former United star will feature for Madrid against city-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final this month, while Benitez will be in charge of Newcastle in the Championship next season.

Newcastle manager Rafael BenitezNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez

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