Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses Mohamed Salah comparisons ahead of Champions League final: ‘People want to compare me with other players but I’m different from everyone’
- Cristiano Ronaldo has played down any comparisons with Mohamed Salah
- The duo are set to go head to head in the Champions League final on Saturday
- Links have been made in recent weeks between the Egyptian and Ronaldo
- The Real Madrid superstar insists nobody in the modern game is like him
Cristiano Ronaldo has knocked back all suggestion that he is in any way similar to Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
The two are set to go head to head in the Champions League final on Saturday night in Kiev after blistering European seasons, with Ronaldo leading the way in the goal-scoring charts.
Cristiano Ronaldo has knocked by all suggestion that Mohamed Salah is similar to him
Salah’s incredible debut season at Liverpool – winning both PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year – has seen his name drawn in the same breath as the likes of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
In the build-up to the Kiev clash Ronaldo has been asked repeatedly about the threat of Salah, and has now come out to say he doesn’t see any other footballer who is similar to himself.
‘We are completely different. People want to compare me with other players but I’m different from everyone,’ Ronaldo said, as reported by Metro.
‘He is completely different. He plays with the left, I play with the right. I’m tall he’s a little bit shorter, I play with the head.
Egyptian Salah has been on fire this season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions
Ronaldo believes nobody in football compares to him and the style in which he plays
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP SCORERS
Cristiano Ronaldo – 15
Roberto Firmino – 10
Mohamed Salah – 10
Sadio Mane – 9
Edin Dzeko – 8
‘Salah is different but I have to say he has had a fantastic Champions League a fantastic league season, but Saturday, let’s see.’
Egypt international Salah has enjoyed a record-breaking first season at Anfield, scoring 44 goals in all competitions and taking claim to the most successful debut season in Premier League history.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, endured a quiet start to the season but soon kicked into life, scoring 24 goals in 25 domestic appearances for Madrid.
The 32-year-old leads the way with the scoring stakes in the Champions League this season, with 15 goals.
Salah and team-mate Roberto Firmino both sit in second in the chart after scoring 10 goals each this season in Europe.