‘I’m tall, he’s a little shorter’: Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t see comparison with Mohamed Salah as they prepare to meet in Champions League final
- Cristiano Ronaldo says he is completely ‘different’ to every other football player
- The Portuguese says Mohamed Salah has had a ‘fantastic season’ at Liverpool
- Ronaldo and Salah will fight it out for the Champions League in Kiev on Saturday
Cristiano Ronaldo has rejected the comparison with Mohamed Salah as two major stars of European football prepare to clash in this Saturday’s Champions League final.
Both Ronaldo and Salah have been in inspirational form for their respective clubs this season with the former scoring 43 goals for Real Madrid and the latter hitting 44 for Liverpool.
With both tipped to contest for the 2018 Ballon d’Or, similarities between the two appear to come naturally and often, but Ronaldo says there is no comparison to be made, and points towards their differing stature as a prime example.
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is completely different to Mohamed Salah and every other player
Liverpool’s Salah stands tall at Anfield after scoring one of his 44 goals this season
Speaking to BT Sport, Ronaldo said: ‘People want to compare me with other players, I am different to everyone. Salah is different to everyone. So we are different.
‘He plays with the left, I play with the right, I’m tall, he’s a little bit shorter. I play with my head, you know – we are completely different. But I have to say he has had a fantastic season, but Saturday, let’s see.’
While Salah will be looking to win his first major European title, Ronaldo is looking to lift the big-eared trophy for an incredible fifth time, something that would put him in the history books as the competition’s most successful player.
Ronaldo can make history with a fifth Champions League win, which would be a new record
Always hungry for individual accolades, Ronaldo says it would be a ‘dream’ come true to set a new landmark for most Champions League wins by an individual player and says he is completely focused at the task in hand.
‘It is a special competition, in terms of me as an individual. I love to play in the Champions League.
‘It will be a dream if we, and I personally win my fifth Champions League. It will be unbelievable. I just want to be focused on Saturday and try to win this amazing trophy.’
Ronaldo will be looking to win his fifth Champions League trophy and fourth with Real Madrid