We’re entering an era where the previous dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has started to erode a little bit.
Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldo knows a thing or two about attacking prowess, and is rightly regarded as one of the greatest forwards the game has ever seen thanks to his heroics on the club and international stage.
But when he was asked which current players he most enjoys watching by Spanish publication AS , he didn’t have room for his Portuguese namesake.
“Messi, of course, he is number one, it is a talent that we will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar,” said Ronaldo, who then went on to list four more attacking stars.
“I also like (Mohamed) Salah, (Eden) Hazard, Neymar, I love watching him play, and of course (Kylian) Mbappe.”
So, no Ronaldo for Ronaldo.
The Brazilian went on to elaborate on his choice of Mbappe, who has been compared to him by many.
“He has a lot of speed, he finishes well, he has great movements, he hits excellent with both legs, he has an incredible stride,” Ronaldo continued.
“We have similar things, but I never liked comparisons, especially between players of different generations, because the situations are different.”