not has right now, yeah you guessed it, it’s touch, it’s natural vision of the game.


Look at how Messi commanded the games he played in the Champions League Semi Final against Manchester United, he is just 20, 3 years younger than Cristiano and yet Messi plays like a 27 year old. All the players of the world , praise Cristiano so much because of his popularity and because they want to be at peace with the media, if a player such as Van Nistelrooy comes out and states the obvious truth about Cristiano then it would damage his reputation instead of Cristiano’s.


I, on the other hand, do not have that problem so I am free to say whatever I see, and what I see is that Cristiano is not the best player in the world. Lionel Messi, Gerrard, Lampard deserve way more than this showboat boy. I know Real Madrid wants to sign him but as now we can all see, it all for marketing purposes nothing more.


In tough games like the one last night, Germany against Portugal, look at what Ballack did, he raised his game to conquer a game of such intensity, that’s what all good, no not good, best players do. Ballack took the game by the scruff of its neck and made the midfield his by gettinginvolvedin every move that Germany created.


Whereas, Cristiano just got lost and could not cope with the marking off Mertesacker and company, Cristiano’s only significant contribution of the game came when he was slipped with a perfect through pass , which he setup nicely but then disappointed with his finish only for Nuno Gomez to strike the ball into the Germany goal.


If Cristiano gets the FIFA World Player Of The Year Award (which most likely he will, I hope he doesn’t) then that would be a disgrace to the level at which is football is currently played throughout the world as FIFA World Player Of The Year, represents the best football player on the planet and really the player who gets it, becomes the ambassador of the game and this would be unfair as Messi, kaka, Gerrard are better player’s than Cristiano.

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I think, now it is clear that C.Ronaldo is not a big game player, he is more of a, big name player more than anything else. The Champions League Final, Champions League Semi Final and Portugal’s elimination last night proves what. It does not prove that he is crap player; it just proves that he is not the best player in the world; he is certainly one of the top ten players in the world.

One more thing I forgot to mention was , the reason Messi always shines in games such as these( Critiano was by far not the best player for Portugal last night on the pitch). You see, although Messi has dazzling feet and pace just like Cristiano or even better, he does not rely just on that, he relies on his vision, his first touch, his angles at which he stops and runs, stops and runs, his little one two’s that he does all the time in tight matches and that he knows his game.

He picks his battles wisely rather than just picking up the ball and trying to entertain the crowd with his trickery. Instead of humiliating the opposition, he goes about his business in a very professional way, yes, he dives a lot, but now days, players like Lionel Messi do not have any other choice, if they do not take a dive, the opponents would rip them apart.

Messi beats players, C.Ronaldo just tries to humiliate them and tries to show that he is a smart guy rather than doing his job effectively, he does it inefficiently but attractively, if you know what I mean.

I would love to hear your comments about Cristiano’s performances in big matches and whether he is the best player in the world or not?