Brazilian legend Ronaldo has warned Paris Saint-Germain that their costly group of superstars can not assure them Champions League success.
The French giants added Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes to a squad that already included Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with most followers now believing it might be virtually unimaginable to cease the Parisians from win Europe’s largest prize.
It’s a strain that Ronaldo is aware of all too effectively. Between 2002 and 2007, he was a part of Real Madrid’s well-known Galacticos – an costly squad with world-class hits comparable to Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Raul, Roberto Carlos and Iker Casillas – however not solely did Los Blancos not win the trophy, they didn’t even attain the closing.
– It continues to be too early to say who will win the Champions League, Ronaldo says to DAZN (through Marca). “The prospects are beginning to take form within the quarterfinals.
“Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position to win, but one thing is to talk and the other is to play. There are many influencing factors. I played for Real Madrid for almost five seasons, in the Galacticos team, and I won never Champions League.
“Winning isn’t mathematical, even when you may have the perfect in your crew, and so is PSG.”
We will get a good idea of PSG’s European merits in the coming months, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side drawn in a tough group with also Manchester City, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge.
In those matches, Ronaldo hopes to see something special from Mbappe, which the Brazilian believes reminds him of himself.
“He has related qualities to me,” Ronaldo continued. “He has some loopy qualities, with a outstanding approach that he can carry out at nice pace.
“He goes against defenders and attacks goalkeepers, and even though he was very young he has already come a long way. I like Mbappe.”