Lopetegui set for awkward encounter with Ronaldo Messi is the best

first_imgNew Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is set to face an awkward first meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo after having proclaimed his rival Lionel Messi “the best player of all time”To the shock of many, Lopetegui was announced as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season and will officially commence his duties at Real after the World Cup.The current Spain boss has previously spoken of his admiration for Messi in the past on various occasions and has emphasised his belief that the Barcelona star has no equal in this world.“It’s extremely unlikely that we’ll see another player like him,” said the new Real boss.Prior to his appointment with the European champions, Lopetegui had an interview with the Spanish news publication “20 Minutos” and he again praised Messi.“He’s made the difference in so many ways over a continuous period of time” and that it’s “a joy to watch him play”.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The upcoming World Cup may be Messi’s last chance to win it with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner now in his thirties.But Lopetegui is certain that the Argentina team can challenge at Russia with their “extraordinary squad with extraordinary players”.Lopetegui: “Messi es el mejor jugador de la historia” pic.twitter.com/Qul7F3Ahqv— Manipulando (@Manipulando_) June 12, 2018last_img

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