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In an interview for Sky Sport, Jesse Lingard has compared Cristiano Ronaldo to Michael Jordan in terms of records in his career
With a new title of champion of Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo proves a little more that it is part of the best football players on the planet. But is it the best ? This is the eternal debate for all the fans of round ball. For Jesse Lingard, the answer is ” yes “, and the Portuguese would even be the “Michael Jordan” of football.
It was during an interview with Sky Sport that the player of Manchester United was this revelation. When asked to name a player whose accomplishments made him think of the GOAT of basketball, the athlete would respond ” CR7 “:
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the true icon of football, such as Michael Jordan “. Did he know. A very nice compliment to the five-times Golden Ball, which must, without doubt, make him warm at heart.
But this is not the statements of a single player who can confirm the fact that he is THE legend of football. In fact, many say Pele, Platini or Zizou were far better than him.
Still others, prefer to said that Messi is a level above. That this is the case or not, force is to recognize that Cristiano Ronaldo is still a legend.
Jesse Lingard explains why Cristiano Ronaldo is like Michael Jordan
Well if some still doubt, the words of the Red Devil should help you see more clearly. Because yes, Lingard did not stop there in praising CR7. He continued by letting her know:
“Everything he has done in his career… Cristiano Ronaldo has been in many clubs and won many trophies. I believe that he is a true icon of football, the Michael Jordan even. “
Before adding: “When he arrived for the first time at Man U, I was 11 or 12 years old. We have made a DVD on skills, and it was he who taught us, which was good. It was the first time I saw it too. He was young and skinny when he came to the club “.
Cristiano Ronaldo has changed a lot physically since his debut in the football. Today, at 35 years old, he remains the machine that it has always been and is an eternal legend of this sport.