Former Barcelona midfielder Rivaldo has sensationally claimed that he would’ve been in a position to problem Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, had they performed throughout his time as a footballer.
Earlier this month noticed Ronaldo decide up his fifth Ballon d’Or trophy, equalling Messi’s report, and persevering with the domination over the footballing world that the 2 gamers have created over the last decade.
And now, as everybody appears on to this weekend’s Clasico encounter between the Barcelona and Actual Madrid, the pair dominate the headlines. However former Brazil legend Rivaldo appears to assume that the 2 have it simple enjoying on this technology of footballers:
“I bear in mind Figo, Del Piero or Totti, now you all the time hear about the identical gamers and I’m fairly certain I may problem with Messi and Ronaldo as a result of soccer was more durable in my instances.
“I’m not right here for controversy, I am going to simply say that each are excellent gamers. Nevertheless, in my time you possibly can discover extra high quality gamers than at this time, through which you solely hear about Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar.”
With that stated, the 45-year-old nonetheless recognises the unimaginable potential of each gamers main as much as Saturday’s encounter on the Bernabeu:
“I want to play with Messi, it might be wonderful. He’s one of the best of the world, the one who makes extra variations,” Rivaldo stated.
“Ronaldo? He’s essentially the most harmful participant at Actual.
“It’s exhausting to cease him, like Messi, as a result of each rating a number of targets and also you by no means know what will be the subsequent factor they are going to invent for scoring.”
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