Steven Gerrard's Dream Five-A-Side Team Doesn't Include Cristiano Ronaldo
Steven Gerrard has picked his dream five-a-side team and provided an explanation as to why Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn't make the cut.
While he acknowledges that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is one of the best ever to play the game, he wanted team players in his side and so the Juventus forward was overlooked.
"There are certain players who are on a different level to anyone else out there, Messi and Ronaldo," he said on The Greatest Game podcast with teammate Jamie Carragher, as per the Daily Mail.
"But Ronaldo doesn't get in my team. I am more about what you are going to do for the team. He will win you things but I am more about a team player than an individual player."
With Ronaldo omitted but Messi in, Gerrard opted to pick two Italian legends in Gianluigi Buffon and Paolo Maldini to defend his goal, before selecting the special, mercurial talents of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho to form his deadly attack.
Explaining his decisions, Gerrard added: "Buffon, the best goalkeeper I have played against.
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"I would go Maldini, he was a hero of mine. One-club man, a lot of European Cups - and a good-looking f***** too.
"I am going to go attacking with the three best players I have played against. Zidane, the stuff he could do. His legs were always in control of the ball. He used to glide. He was just a god. He was a freak for me.
"Ronaldinho had a two, three year spell when he was on his own. He did things on a pitch where you think 'how has he done that'.
Separately, Gerrard also went on to see that he believes Roy Keane brought more to the table than Frank Lampard, Scholes and Patrick Vieira when it came to a midfield battle.
He explained: "Lampard was a better goalscorer, Scholes had a bit of both - he could control the tempo of a game , Vieira was unstoppable when he got into his stride.
"They all have their own attributes but when I first come on and I was still young, Keane was a f***ing right challenge just because of how fit he was. He was physically strong. People don't really talk about how good he was at passing the ball, breaking the lines and playing it around you. He was top drawer."
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