Portugalâ€™s greatest footballer, Eusebio, has also spoken about Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s switch from Manchester United to Real Madrid. The 1966 World Cup hero praised Real Madrid as a great club and revealed his joy at Ronaldoâ€™s transfer.
â€œI am very pleased, because Real Madrid is a team that I love a lot in Spain. They are the most important team in the country, just as Benfica are in Portugal and Manchester United in England.
â€œI am pleased that Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract here, and I am sure that we will succeed in Spanish football.â€
Many people are questioning Real Madridâ€™s ability to achieve success with money, while some doubt Ronaldoâ€™s potential in Spain. But Eusebio, who has other beliefs, said:
â€œI cannot define him [Ronaldo]. He is now the god of another world. I think this year, Real Madrid will not have problems because at the moment he is the best player in the world.â€
Well, this thought is certainly not Xaviâ€™s opinion. The 29-year-old midfielder â€“ who just won a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup â€“ declared:
â€œThe best player in the world is Lionel Messi and thereâ€™s no chance he will switch allegiance,â€
And talking about Barcelonaâ€™s desire to win the treble once again, he continued:
â€œWe also have Andres Iniesta, Thierry Henry and Samuel Etoâ€™o and with that kind of luxury, we are capable of doing anything.
â€œAs for Ronaldo, I wouldnâ€™t want him here. At Barca, we do not have room for players who fill gossip magazines. We are hard workers and sportsmen but he, on the other hand, is uncontrollable.â€
Written by: Angela Asante