Cristiano Ronaldo Names The Future Contenders For Ballon D’or!
Elsewhere, Ronaldo – who was named Uefa’s Player of the Year for 2016-17 after last night’s Champions League draw – said of five others who could make waves in football.
When asked who could succeed him as a future Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo claimed: “That is a very good question.
“I see some with great potential: [Marco] Asensio, [Kylian] Mbappe, Neymar, [Ousmane] Dembele, [Eden] Hazard, [Marcus] Rashford… and some others.
“In the next generation, there are at least ten players with very, very great potential.”
Ronaldo also had his say on who would go deep into this year’s Champions League, claiming his Real Madrid have a great chance to make it three in a row.
He claimed: “The teams are the same every year – Real, Barca, Bayern, Paris [Saint-Germain], Juve.”
“I do not expect any surprise this year. Four of these teams will be in the semi-finals.”
In the past year, Ronaldo has helped Real Madrid get their hands on no fewer than five trophies.
The 143-cap Portugal international is currently serving a five-match ban for pushing a referee in a recent clash with Real Madrid.