Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he’s far superior to Mo Salah, despite the pair both scoring 44 goals this season in all competitions.
The 33-year-old, who’s won the Ballon d’Or two years running, shrugged off the comparison when it was posed to him – finding it difficult to even compliment our 25-year-old superstar.
“Not really,” he said, when asked if he saw similarities between himself and our Egyptian, cited in the Metro.
“He is completely different. He plays with the left, I play with the right. I’m tall he’s a little bit shorter, I play with the head. We are completely different. People want to compare me with other players but I’m different from everyone. Salah is different but I have to say he has had a fantastic Champions League a fantastic league season, but Saturday, let’s see.”
The Portuguese might be a phenomenal footballer, but he’s remarkably unlikeable.
Perhaps we find it more difficult to warm to him because Manchester United fans act like he’s on a ten-year loan – but his arrogance and egomania is pretty insufferable regardless.
On the other hand, Ronaldo has well and truly backed up his claims in the Champions League over the past few years.
He’s been nothing short of sensational in fact – and if we can keep him quiet – we’ll have a massive chance of bringing the cup back from Kiev.
Ronaldo doesn’t do much outside of the box, but his ability to be in the right place at the right time and finish his chances under pressure is unrivalled.
But Salah is younger, faster and hopefully more hungry. If Liverpool can clinch the Champions League from Real Madrid’s grasp, Salah can take the Ballon d’Or from Ronaldo’s.