Brazilian football icon, Ronaldo De Lima left out his namesake, Cristiano Ronaldo on the list of 5 players he is currently feeling in the world of football. On the list, he expectedly placed Argentine football star Lionel Messi as the number one player he currently enjoys watching.
Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah got a spot, Belgium and Real Madrid star Eden Hazard, his countryman and Paris Saint Germain player Neymar, and PSG and Frenchman, Kylian Mbappe complete his top 5 list.
Ronaldo De Lima has always been one of the characters who is touted to be the greatest of all time as far as football is concerned. In recent time, that debate has been narrowed down to Lionel Messi and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo. So, Ronaldo De Lima’s decision to leave out his namesake from his top five players could be a good point scored by those who have been of the opinion that Messi is the G.O.A.T (the greatest of all time).
Ronaldo Says Messi is number one
The two-time world cup winning Ronaldo De Lima who won three FIFA World Player of the Year and two Ballon d’Or awards before he retired from the round leather game told AS that Messi is number one in the game whose kind may never be seen in 20 years.
“Messi, of course, he is number one, he is a talent that means it will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar”, he said. “I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, I love watching him play, of course, Mbappe.”
Kylian Mbappe is incredible
Ronaldo went on to praise Kylian Mbappe who people always say plays like him. He described the 21-year-old Frenchman as a player with a great on-field movement.
“Many people say that he looks like me”, he added. “He has a lot of speed, he finishes well, he has great movement, he shoots really well with both feet, he has an incredible stride.
“We have similar attributes, but I never liked the comparisons, especially between players of different generations, because the situations are different.”