Ronaldo places Messi in his Top5 but not Ronaldo

The legendary Brazilian striker considers Lionel Messi as the best player on the planet, especially ahead of Neymar and Eden Hazard.

Former Barcelona player Ronaldo believes Lionel Messi is the undisputed “number one” in modern football, while Cristiano Ronaldo is forgotten among the top five in Brazil, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé after receiving his approval.

The World Cup’s double winner has never concealed that he considered the Argentine one of the best players of all time at Camp Nou. He reiterated this position by naming his five best current players, and it is not surprising to see Messi, six times Ballon d’Or, at the top of this ranking, but the omission of Portuguese superstar Ronaldo will cause discussion.

Ronaldo shared his choices AS, the stars of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain who stand behind the Barca icon: “Of course Messi is number one, it is a talent that it takes 20 or 30 years to see something similar.

“I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, I love to see him play, of course Mbappé.”

The PSG striker has been compared to Ronaldo several times, and the former international Auriverde understands why the French international has sparked such discussions and added about this young man of 21: “Many people say he looks like me.

“He has a lot of speed, a good finish, he moves well, he shoots very well with both feet, he has incredible progress. We have similar qualities, but I never liked comparisons, especially between players of different generations, because the situations are different. “

Ronaldo – who now has a majority stake in Real Valladolid – believes that the Liga is the best championship in the world while eliciting the world’s champions and recognizing the efforts of Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in England.

“It’s not obvious that the Premier League is better than our championship. Maybe the clubs are getting more revenue from TV, but the best players are in Spain, or at least most of them.”

The Spanish Championship is preparing to resume its rights next June 11, after three months of interruption due to the coronavirus pandemic.