Ronaldo Reacts to Comments That PSG Are Poised to Win Champions League Title This Season After Signing Messi

Ronaldo Reacts to Comments That PSG Are Poised to Win Champions League Title This Season After Signing Messi

  • Ronaldo de Lima has reacted to claims that Paris Saint-Germain will win this season’s Champions League following Lionel Messi’s arrival
  • With the calibre of superstars in the PSG team under Mauricio Pochettino, fans have tipped the French club for European glory
  • Brazilian icon Ronaldo has however cautioned commentators saying having a good team alone does not guarantee Champions League

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Brazilian legend Ronaldo de Lima has stated that although French giants Paris Saint-German have a formidable squad, they are not poised to winning the Champions League, AS reports.

According to the former Real Madrid forward, having a great squad is not a major criteria for winning Europe’s elite competition.

In his comments, the president of Spanish club Real Valladolid looked back to his time with Real Madrid as evidence that a strong squad on paper will not necessarily translate into winning Europe's most desired prize.

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Brazilian Legend Ronaldo De Lima Reacts to Comments That Psg Are Poised to Winning the Champions League
Ronaldo De Lima cautions PSG over Champions League dreams. Photo: Edu Andrade
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With the arrival of Argentine legend Lionel Messi, fans and football pundits have tipped the Ligue 1 outfit to be Champions League favourites.

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The 34-year-old joined the Parisians on a two-year deal for free this summer after ending his 21-year relationship with Barcelona.

And the six-time Ballon d’Or winner will be playing with a star-studded team that has Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos among others.

Ronaldo de Lima said, in an interview with DAZN via Marca:

"It is still too early to say who will win the Champions League. The picture begins to take shape at the quarter-final stage. Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position, but it's one thing to talk and another to play.
"There are many factors that influence the outcome on the pitch. I played for Real Madrid for almost five seasons, in the team of the Galacticos, and I never won the Champions League.

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"Winning is never automatic, even if you have the best players in your team, and that also applies to PSG."

Romelu Lukaku doesn’t want to be compared with Cristiano

Meanwhile, Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku has hit out at reporters who had compared him with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite similarities in their playing style, Lukaku does not want to be compared with the legendary Portuguese striker who has returned to the Premier League joining Manchester United.

Aside scoring breathtaking goals, both stars have several things in common including the leagues they have played in.

Oxford mathematics professor proves Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest earlier reported that a leading mathematics professor at the prestigious Oxford University Dr Tom Crawford, in conjunction with LiveScore, has come up with football's Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) index.

Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a 100 percent score in a list which has other legends like Ferenc Puskas, Pele, Diego Maradona, Ronaldo de Lima as well as rival Lionel Messi.

Cristiano is believed to be one of the greatest footballers of all-time and according to the algorithm created by the professor, the Man Utd striker stands out.


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