Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said former Barcelona man Ronaldinho was unstoppable at times as he looked back at the best strikers he has ever faced.
Speaking at an sponsors event ahead of Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifying match against Belarus, the World Cup and Champions League winner picked out three ex-Cule strikers as the toughest his has come up against in his glorious career to date.
He said Samuel Eto’o was a tricky forward to play against and Sweden and PSG frontman Zlatan Ibrhimovic is a man mountain. But he told reporters that former Brazil international Ronaldinho was at times simply unplayable.
“There’ve been many. Ronaldinho was virtually unstoppable at his best, as a forward or a playmaker. Samuel Eto’o, on his day, or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a striker who was a lot of trouble with his size, holds the ball up well, plays great with his back to goal and was fast,” he said.
He went on to add that members of his family have been his harshest critics down the years and very rarely praise his performances, even today.
“I almost always watch the matches to see any mistakes and review them,” he commented, before continuing, “Even if I got a hat-trick, my family’s two words would be ‘very good.’ They don’t praise me too much. Sometimes their silence is what hurts more than anything else. The day after a match I call my father or my brother and we exchange views.”