Players like Cristiano Ronaldo only appear once in centuries
Former Real Madrid player, Emmanuel Adebayor sent flattery to Cristiano Ronaldo. According to him, the Portuguese mega star is a rare player who can only appear once every 200 years.
Cristiano Ronaldo himself has begun to shine since he was costumed Manchester United in the period 2004 to 2009. Then he moved to Real Madrid, where his starlight shines even more.
The player nicknamed CR7 was transformed into a goal machine that was able to break various records during the costumed Los Blancos. In addition, he also helped Madrid win a number of prestigious titles.
Then, Cristiano Ronaldo chose to leave in 2018 and then to Juventus. His departure also seemed to make Real Madrid down, they ended the 2018/19 season without a title.
It was clear that Real Madrid’s efforts to find a replacement for Ronaldo, including one by recruiting Eden Hazard. But according to Adebayor, there is no single player who can replace the role of the striker.
“Without Cristiano, Madrid knows what they have lost, but maybe not with what they can win if he is still there.”
“I think maybe they think they will get other players like Ronaldo but players like him only appear once every 200 years,” he told the United States.
Along with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid more often rely on Karim Benzema on the front lines. According to Adebayor, the French player has developed a lot.
He is also expected to do much in Real Madrid’s efforts to win tickets to the quarter-finals of the European Champions League this season.
“When Ronaldo left, he had to take responsibility and I think he did very well,” Adebayor said.
“He scored a lot of goals, goals that were important so he would be a danger, no doubt,” he said.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will indeed face Manchester City in the second leg of the last 16 of the European Champions League.
Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos are behind, after the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu ended 1-2. Now, they must win with a minimum margin of two goals if they want to go to the quarter-finals.