How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?
The fans had their say in their droves on social media on Wednesday evening in the wake of his stunning hat-trick against Atletico Madrid, but now Phil Neville has had his on the Real Madrid superstar.
Get ready for a very big statement or two from Neville as he told the BBC…
“I listened to my dad talk for 20 years about George Best and Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo is easily the equal of those. “What sets Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi apart is that they deliver on the big occasion. We aren’t talking about the two best players in the world, we are talking about the two best players who have ever lived. I think that’s how good these two players are. “They take you to places no other player in the world can – and on Tuesday we saw a phenomenal performance from Ronaldo. “You are talking about someone who scores left foot, right foot and he is fantastic in the air. The way he can control the ball with both feet, the speed at which he runs – at 32 years of age he has just scored a hat-trick in a semi-final.”
Fans were divided by Neville’s assessment of his former team-mate, and opinions were not hard to come by on social media…
Regardless of where you stand, Ronaldo certainly had a night to remember at the Bernabeu.
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