'R9' Ronaldo Names Five Players He Enjoys Watching, Doesn't Mention Cristiano Ronaldo

Brazilian Ronaldo has failed to mention Cristiano Ronaldo in the five players he enjoys watching.

'R9' was asked about the five players he enjoys watching the most, and he named Lionel Messi as the No.1 player while leaving out the Portuguese superstar.

"Messi, of course, he is number one, it is a talent that we will take 20 or 30 years to see something similar," he said.

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The ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona striker also picked Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, who remains subject to intense transfer speculation, fellow compatriot Neymar as well as Paris Saint-Germain phenom Kylian Mbappe.

"I also like Salah, Hazard, Neymar, that I love watching him play, of course Mbappe," he added.

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The French striker has often been compared to Ronaldo. But the legendary Brazilian doesn't like comparing two players from different generations.

"It says a lot of people who look like me, it has a lot of speed, it finishes well, it has great movements, it hits excellent with both legs, it has an incredible stride.

"We have similar things, but I never liked comparisons, especially between players of different generations, because the situations are different."

The 42-year-old also weighed in on the Champions League final which will be contested between two English clubs in Liverpool and Tottenham.

"It is not clear that the Premier is better than our League," he said about the debate between Premier League vs. La Liga.

"Perhaps in television revenues the clubs receive more, but the best players are in Spain, or at least most of them."

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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