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The era of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominance seems to be coming to an end. The UEFA Champions League will have to adapt to seeing some quarterfinals without the presence of “La Pulga” and CR7. Faced with the failure of both in continental tournaments, the legendary footballer Nicolás Anelka considers that the end of the Argentine and the Portuguese has arrived.
“Their careers are over and I think they both have to be very happy with what they have achieved in the last 15 years. They were above the others and now it is normal for them to slow down. I was more surprised by Messi than Ronaldo, I thought that Messi would take a walk in France and Ronaldo would have more difficulties in England because, for me, the Premier League is the most demanding championship in the world”, sentenced the former French footballer in RMC Sports.
Anelka has been one of the Main critics of Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germin. But the former French international had not been so blunt about the sporting status of “La Pulga”. Although Anelka considers that it is time for both of them to leave the soccer elite, He does not hesitate to admit that both must feel satisfied with what has been achieved.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were unintelligent
CR7 and “La Pulga” opened a new stage in their careers for this season. The Argentine went to France to return to glory and the Portuguese returned to Manchester United to return to the forefront of world football. However, Nicolás Anelka hinted that the smartest signing of both was in a lower level leaguego unnoticed and not tarnish perfect races.
“They both should have been smarter. They haven’t been smart. They should have thought of taking on a less complicated challenge because you have to make the right decisions to finish on top. There are players who don’t hesitate to finish at 32, 33, 34 years old so as not to be criticized. I stopped at 36 but at 32 I went to China“, concluded the French.
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