Agent Jorge Mendes claims Cristiano Ronaldo is “the greatest player in the history of football,” while Portugal can win the World Cup with CR7 and Joao Felix.
Juventus striker Ronaldo received the Best Men’s Player of the Year title at the Dubai Globe Soccer Awards on Sunday, while Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid was named best young player and Mendes best agent.
“Together, they could win the World Cup for Portugal,” Mendes told Sky Sport Italia, even though Ronaldo would be 37 by the time the next tournament arrives in 2022.
“Cristiano can no longer be compared with anyone, as for me he remains a unique species, different from everybody else. At over 30 years old, he has done things nobody else has achieved and the younger players take him as an example.
“He already has nine Serie A goals this season, in the most difficult league in the world for forwards. He wants to win a lot more with Juventus and will soon be 35, but can still play on until he wants to.”
Joao Felix joined Atletico Madrid for a world record transfer fee of around €120m and is considered the future of Portugal.
“He is the best young player in the world and has everything it takes to be a champion,” added Mendes.
“Ronaldo is the one Joao Felix should be taking as an example, as he must share determination and ambition. Imagine, if we saw the best player in history alongside the best young player of the moment. If Cristiano should play for another five or six years, seeing Portugal win the World Cup would not be impossible.”