Ronaldo vs Messi: Al Nassr Coach Gives His Opinion on the Greatest in Football

Ronaldo vs Messi: Al Nassr Coach Gives His Opinion on the Greatest in Football

Isaac Darko
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Luis Castro has proclaimed Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world
  • Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in 11 matches in the Saudi Pro League this term
  • The Portuguese icon is set to return to action against Al-Wehda on Saturday

Al-Nassr manager, Luis Castro has unsurprisingly asserted that Cristiano Ronaldo holds the title of the greatest, following his impressive goal against Al-Khaleej over the past weekend.

The veteran extended his goal-scoring streak with a thunderous shot from beyond the box in the 26th minute, leaving goalkeeper, Marwan Al-Haidari with no opportunity to intervene.

This goal paved the way for another triumph for the Knights of Najd, with Aymeric Laporte helping secure all three points for Al-Nassr with his goal only 13 minutes into the second half.

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Al-Nassr manager Luis Castro has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is the number one player in the world. Photo by Gualter Fatia
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Having assumed the managerial role at Al-Nassr in July after the dismissal of Rudi Garcia, Castro has now showered praise on Ronaldo for his outstanding performance.

According to Sportskeeda, Castro commented on the Portuguese superstar being able to make everything look simple and also commented on his goal as 'fantastic'.

"Cristiano is number one in the world. He's a fantastic person and a professional. It's incredible. For me, he's an example for all the world and deserves the best always. It's fantastic."

Following a prolific performance last season, where he netted 14 goals in 19 games across all competitions for Al-Nassr, Ronaldo has raised the stakes this season with 15 goals in 16 appearances, per Transfermarkt.

In the Saudi Pro League specifically, the Portuguese icon has found the back of the net 12 times in just 11 matches.

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Ronaldo settles GOAT debate

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo settling the GOAT debate after declaring the rivalry between himself and Lionel Messi as 'over' at a Portugal press conference.

Football is awaiting its next generation of superstars to compete at the top level for the years to come. Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are strong contenders.

Ronaldo named in top 10 athletes of all time

Sports Brief also reported on sports fans never agreeing on the many lists created to highlight the top 10 athletes of all time in their respective sports.

Messi and Ronaldo have solid cases for football GOAT status while Michael Jordan is by acclamation the greatest basketball player to play the sport.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)