- Lionel Messi has been compared with Cristiano Ronaldo as Paris Saint-Germain star Ander Herrera says the Argentine is like his fierce rival
- Herrera stated that the former Barcelona captain is still capable of scoring 50 goals in a season just like the Portuguese
- Messi endured just 11 goals last season in his debut campaign for PSG following his transfer to the French capital last summer
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Ander Herrera has disclosed that Lionel Messi is still capable of scoring 50 goals or more in a season.
Herrera understands that the Argentine has struggled since his move from Spanish club Barcelona to PSG, but believes the multiple Ballon d’Or winner will shine in the next campaign.
According to Herrera, Messi is just like Ronaldo, who has proven over time that age is nothing but a number following an impressive season for Manchester United, All Soccer reports.
Herrera who also had a stint with Man Utd compared Messi and Ronaldo to emphasize that the pair can do the challenging task repeatedly.
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Both players have dominated the football world for the last decade, sharing twelve Ballons d’Or.
Herrera told Diario AS:
“With Leo, you can’t say that [he will not be able to score 50 goals in a season again]. He is like Cristiano, they never lower the piston.
“Leo goes with Argentina, and he scores five goals for you. Cristiano returns to Manchester and has a great season. As far as the judgments that Leo has to accept another situation, I’m not so daring…”
Why Neymar does not want to leave PSG
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain ace Neymar has reportedly turned down a chance to leave the French club.
The Brazilian forward continues to generate speculation about his future with the French giants, with rep PSG chiefs willing to listen to offers for the former Barcelona star for who they forked out £200m to snap him from Camp Nou in 2017.
However, offloading the Brazil international will not be cheap for interested suitors as the forward is tied to a long-term contract at Parc des Princes until 2025.
Zidane wants to return to management
Sports Brief earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane has hinted he would love to coach the France national team when he returns to football management.
The former Real Madrid boss has been out of management for more than a year after he quit his role at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, the 50-year-old recently opened up about his desire to make a return to the dugout, insisting that that has always been his passion.
Source: Sports Brief News