The former Barcelona legend Dani Alves has named Manchester United No. 7 Cristiano Ronaldo as the toughest opponent he has ever faced.
The Brazilian baller made interesting claims when asked regarding the toughest opponent he took upon in his professional career. Cristiano Ronaldo and Alves have faced each other numerous times on various different occasions in the past decade.
The United No. 7 has had a slow start to the Premier League campaign but over the years has broken many records. Whereas, Alves is arguably the most decorated player in the history of the sport across all competitions.
Dani Alves makes an interesting statement about Ronaldo
In an interview with Marca, the Brazilian spoke on various topics regarding the sport and made interesting comments. When asked who the toughest opponent he ever faced during his professional career, Alves said-
“This bastard doesn’t let you breathe for a second. I didn’t do too badly, but it’s difficult.
He’s a scoring machine.”
Alves also picked his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi as the best in the history of the sport. He further added-
“For me, Pele should not be part of this debate. If you ask me, who is the best player in history? I would say Messi. Pele doesn’t come into it,”
The duopoly Messi and Ronaldo have maintained in the last decade has been the most discussed and relished. Alves heaped praise for both the legends of the sport and it goes without saying – ‘game recognizes game’.
Moreover, both the stars are running the final laps of their professional career wanting to win the World Cup. It will be interesting to see if Messi’s Argentina are able to compete for the title considering they are one of the favorites.
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